Tender Opportunity – Violence against Women & Homelessness Fund

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Tender Opportunity – Violence against Women & Homelessness Fund

4 Dec 2023

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland will commission a large scale academic led research piece, involving a comprehensive literature review of all existing and relevant information, statistics, policy, and research related directly to the intersect between violence and against women and how women experience homelessness.

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is seeking a university with a suitably qualified and experienced senior research team or a senior researcher who will work collaboratively with a range of appropriate community, voluntary and statutory organisations to successfully deliver the project.

This will include, but will not be exclusive to, the NI Housing Executives End Homeless Now Strategy, Violence Against Women and Girls in Northern Ireland: NI Women’s Policy Group Research Findings April 2022, The Executive’s July 2023 Ending Violence Against Women and Girls report.

The research shall involve a range of direct engagements with a range of stakeholders who work directly with women with ‘lived experience’ with key stakeholders from the VCSE sector and establish a range of focus groups with people with lived experience to identify best practice, barriers to support and any gaps in service provision, and with others from relevant sectors, including those from distinct communities such as BAME women, LGBTQIA, young women, rural women, women with disabilities, and women experiencing addiction, and who are currently homeless, and any other distinct community group that emerges from research findings as significantly impacted by both issues.

Download the Tender Terms of Reference here.

How to get involved?

For all enquiries please contact:

Gemma McCaughley gmccaughley@communityfoundationni.org

Queries will only be accepted via email.

Responding to the Tender

Please contact:

Dawn Shackels dshackels@communityfoundationni.org

The closing date for receipt of tenders is Wednesday 10th January 2024. Tenders received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

* Note that the Community Foundation is not obliged to appoint the lowest, or any tender. 


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