Green Finance Market Scoping Tender

Green Finance Market Scoping Tender

To commission some focused market scoping of the rapidly growing UK-wide Green Finance space.Green Finance: Market Scoping

Contract summary



  • Research and development consultancy services – 73200000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference

NHMF 290

Published date

21 June 2021

Closing date

19 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

5 August 2021

Contract end date

31 October 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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NHMF invests in the full breadth of the UK’s heritage and, through our investment , we aim to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and the places we support. This is reflected in the outcomes we want our investment to achieve as set out in our Strategic Funding Framework (SFF): Fund – Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024.pdf

Land and nature is one of three key funding priorities for heritage we have committed to within the framework, with a specific focus on the following 3 thematic areas of natural heritage:
1. Nature conservation and restoration, including ecosystem restoration and species recovery;
2. Nature-based solutions, particularly for climate change mitigation and adaptation; and
3. Connecting people with their natural heritage.
Within the SFF, we also have a commitment to explore strategic interventions that can help champion innovation through testing and learning from new approaches and financing models that fit within our current Investment Powers . In the context of our support for natural heritage, most recently this has included work as part of the Future Parks Accelerator (a joint programme initiative with the National Trust) to catalyse and support local authorities to explore new funding models such as social investment and community enterprise in relation to the management of urban green space. The local authority cohort of eight places are being supported by consultants Finance Earth to develop new financial models and test new investment approaches to urban green space.
However, beyond the social investment pilot within FPA, Green Finance more broadly remains a gap within our current wider social investment portfolio which currently consists of significant external investments into both the cultural and built environment sub-sectors through two partnership funds – the Heritage Impact Fund and Arts Cultural Impact Fund . For this reason we therefore want to commission some focused market scoping of the rapidly growing UK-wide Green Finance space to inform the potential it holds for increasing our ability to protect, sustain and conserve our natural heritage for years to come through support for trialling and learning from these new investment approaches.

Our aim is to identify gaps and/or needs that could be supported and met by the Fund to accelerate Green Finance solutions to address the urgent needs of the climate and ecological crises, and that would deliver the greatest impact for nature’s recovery.

Your tender proposals must be sent electronically via e-mail before the tender return deadline of 19th July at noon to the following contact:

Alexandra Roberts
National Heritage Memorial Fund
Mezzanine North
International House
1 St Katharine’s Way



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About the buyer


Contact name

Alexandra Roberts