Healthy Neighbours Project

Torus Foundation has an exciting NEW opportunity for local organisations to get involved in.

Below you will find links of how your organisation can bid for the tender to be a part of the Healthy Neighbours Project.

Thanks to funding awarded, the Foundation is launching seven Healthy Neighbours projects across Torus communities in Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington and will be commissioning local organisations to deliver the projects.

Targeted areas include:

Liverpool
Daneville Estate, Clubmoor
Granby Toxteth Triangle
Braybrook Estate, Norris Green 

St Helens
Parr
Four Acre

Warrington
Orford (Grasmere Avenue and Greenwood Crescent)
St Elphins Close and St Katherines Way Estate

Who are Healthy Neighbours?

Healthy Neighbours (community champions / volunteers) are local people tackling a social issue, which is important to them and become agents for social change within their own community.

They live and breathe their environment, so know what challenges need to be addressed and how best to address them. They are engaged with their neighbourhood, hear the unsaid and can really influence change.

 

What will the Healthy Neighbours be doing?

Following an initial period of training, to be organised by the commissioned organisation, the volunteers will commence their activities of engaging local communities with the aim of improving health and wellbeing against an agreed set of health indicators.

Project topics could be:
Food Poverty
Loneliness
Obesity
Physical Inactivity
Mental Health

Are you?

  • A community-based organisation, with established social and peer networks in the local neighbourhood of the project?
  • Able to reach all members of a community – not limited to a specific interest, age, or ethnic group?
  • Experienced in recruiting, supporting, training and managing volunteers?
  • Located within the ward of the target area or can establish an office/hub within the target area?

What are the expectations?

The commissioned organisation for each contract will work as part of a network commissioned by Torus Foundation to deliver the project in their area.

The selected organisations will be responsible for recruiting a paid Hub Coordinator and 15-20 volunteers to implement the project over a 12 month period.

Each ‘hub’ will aim to reach around 700-800 households with their activities and the contract will be up to the value of £45,000 per lot.

What is the process for bidding?

  • Open tender process starting 24th November ending midday 10th January
  • Answer 5 Questions
  • Panel who will independently score applications against criteria
  • Interview stage
  • Award the successful Organisation

If you are interested in applying for this project, please visit the Delta Portal to register your organisation’s interest – https://www.delta-esourcing.com

If you would like further information regarding the project, send your question via the above Delta Portal and the team will come back to you asap.

Contact

To find out more about the Torus Foundation or to get involved in what we do, please get in touch.

Call 0300 123 5809 or send us an enquiry here: