Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme-Tender Opportunity

Thursday, 7 March, 2019

Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (SVPRS)

Community Days

What are we looking for?

Birmingham City Council is looking for a community venue to help establish a regular base for Syrian refugees to meet together, and for organisations such as the Council to meet with them. This would be at a set venue and on a set day each month.  It would also include a day’s activity which would be fun, interesting and social, providing food and childcare for attendees.

The venue would need to be able to offer:

  • Crèche /play area facilities/staffing
  • Wheelchair friendly access
  • Large function room or meeting space with perhaps 1 or 2 smaller meeting spaces available if needed
  • Lunch to meet religious dietary requirements and refreshments
  • The willingness for the host organisation to be recognised as a community base/venue for Syrian refugees
  • Easy access on public transport particularly for those travelling from the Handsworth or Erdington areas

BCC would also like to work in partnership with the host venue/organisation to include the following in the monthly sessions:

  • A BCC and provider panel for Q&A about the services being provided through the scheme, which could operate as an informal “clinic”
  • A morning or afternoon session for organisations and groups to pitch and develop ideas and projects with refugees, which might be submitted to the SVPRS Grants Fund.  This could be a mixture of workshop type activity or on a pitch and voting basis (Dragons Den).
  • Tasters from orgs making bids to the SVPRS Grants Fund – as part of the pitch or co-production work.
  • Invite organisations to run drop-in surgeries or clinics to help refugees form their own groups, organisations and activities.

What is the value?

Up to £10,000 per annum is available, which would equate to approximately £830 per day, per month. 

Who could apply?

Community or faith-based organisations with venues located to or accessible from Handsworth or Erdington could apply for this opportunity.

Next steps

If you are interested in supporting this opportunity, please provide a proposal including a breakdown of costs to natasha.bhandal[at]birmingham.gov[dot]uk by 20th March 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Natasha.bhandal[at]birmingham.gov[dot]uk  Tel: 07864 929814 or iram.choudry[at]birmingham.gov[dot]uk Tel: 0121 303 3291