Homophobic Bullying Grants

Homophobic Bullying Grants

Through the HBT bullying grants we want to to build schools’ knowledge and capacity to prevent and tackle homophobic bullying more effectively.

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying grants

Reference number:1217

Deadline date:03/12/2014

This deadline is for…12 noon 3rd December 2014 for redceipt of grant applications

Contract value: £100,000 – £750,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Department for Education

Description of the contract

Through the HBT bullying grants we want to to build schools’ knowledge and capacity to prevent and tackle homophobic bullying more effectively. The GEO and DfE have outlined suggestions for activities it wishes to fund in five areas identified in the HBT bullying specification of requirements document. Bids can be made specifically in support of one, or more, of these suggested areas. The suggested areas, outlined below, include activities that: (a) Build schools capacity to take appropriate action, develop the knowledge and skills of staff to understand homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying so they have the confidence to identify and deal with it effectively. This might include, for example, staff training and/or resources that focuses specifically on HBT bullying and its causes as well as HBT issues more generally. (b) Trial school-based initiatives aimed at addressing HBT bullying, by promoting tolerance, mutual respect and understanding, and challenging prejudice, discrimination, stereotypes and homophobic language. This could include, for example, whole school measures such as classroom-based initiatives linked to schools’ curricula subjects, whole-school practical strategies and/or bespoke activities with groups of pupils. (c) Establish appropriate and effective pastoral support for victims of bullying which recognise the distinct issues involved in homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. (d) Develop a practical suite of tools and/or accessible educational materials and techniques such as lesson plans and other education materials that support schools in preventing and tackling HBT bullying. These materials will disseminate good practice and build schools knowledge, confidence and capacity in this area. (e) Establish effective ways that encourage pupils to report bullying through solutions that empower pupils to report HBT bullying and enable schools to monitor the impact and effectiveness of their policies. The programme will provide up to £2million in grant funding for 2015-16. There is no specific minimum or maximum amount of grant award, but as an indicative guide for bidders, we would expect grant awards to be in the region of £100,000 – £750,000.


Classification of the contract

80000000Education and training services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:12 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameEnquiries.HBT@education.gsi.gov.uk

Organisation nameDepartment for Education

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How to apply

The application form and HBT specification of requirements document, which describes the details of the activities the GEO and DfE are inviting bids for, are available in the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of this advert along with a model grant funding agreement letter, grant funding agreement terms and conditions and grant funding agreement explanatory notes. Applications must be submitted by 12 noon on 3rd December 2014 following the instructions outlined in section 5 of the application form – ‘How to complete this application form and send it to the GEO/DfE’. Any questions related to points of clarification, or process must be submitted by Noon on Monday 10 November to Enquiries.HBT@education.gsi.gov.uk