Fundraising Case for Support

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom

2. Awarding Authority: Humanitarian Leadership Academy. Email:
3. Contract type: Service contract
4. Description: Background
The Academy aims to be a major capacity building initiative for the whole humanitarian sector which addresses the critical shortage of skilled staff and leaders in the face of the increasing number of humanitarian crises.
We believe the key to successful professional development is collaboration in achieving our vision. The Academy is establishing partnerships across local NGOs, international NGOs, the UN and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, governments and key local, regional and global networks to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance worldwide.
We are currently focusing on developing a three to five-year funding strategy which will outline our approach to securing fundraising through traditional and innovative income streams.
In terms of sustaining our funding beyond 2020, we are aiming for a shift toward national and regional sources, which we will be scoping over the next 6 months.
In terms of sustainability of our funding strategy, we are aiming for a diversified mix of income, with varying maturities, where Centres transition toward sourcing funds in their countries/regions and generating an increasing proportion as cost-recovery income (fees for core services).
We are now seeking consultancy support in producing creative and compelling concept notes for each identified investment opportunity.
To review Academy documentation to date (core narrative, proposals, core strategy etc.) and utilise these to create concept notes for key investment opportunities that are clear, compelling, creative and will be attractive to a range of donors including corporate partners, philanthropists and institutional donors.
5. CPV Code(s): 79419000,
6. NUTS code(s): UKI UKI1 UKI12,
7. Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: Not Provided.
8. Reference attributed by awarding authority: Not provided.
9. Estimated value of requirement: Not provided.
10. Proposals should be received by: 18.8.2017 (17:00).
11. Address to which they must be sent: For further information/documentation contact Web:
12. Other information: Deliverables
It is expected that the successful supplier will spend time reviewing existing Academy documentation, to get a deep understanding of the organisation and how we have previously articulated our role in the sector.
It will then also be necessary to liaise with key Academy staff to fully understand the investment opportunities.
Following this, at least eleven concept notes should be created for the following investment opportunities:
Unrestricted funding
Pooled funding
Academy Centre investment: East Africa, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia
Thematic area investment: innovation, organisational development localisation agenda
CAN Fund
Access to Learning Endowment Fund
We are also interested to work with the consultant to identify if additional concept notes should be created.
Caveat: Please note that the design and formatting of these documents will be managed by an existing Academy supplier.
Person Specification
Highly experienced fundraiser and marketer in a variety of different income streams
Demonstrable experience of writing clear, compelling and creative concept notes
Deep understanding of the aid sector and key donors
Previous experience of consulting for global charitable organisations
8 weeks
When submitting a proposal, please include:
Clear breakdown of all costs
Any discounts for Humanitarian or not-for-profit organisations
Any other pertinent information such as VAT status
Deadline and Process
Please send proposals electronically to The same address should be used for any questions relating to this proposal.
Proposals should be received by 5pm Wednesday 18 August 2017, and must be emailed from a company e-mail address.
General Information
The Academy’s due diligence procedures include reference checks, organisational checks, and anti-terrorism vetting.
All data collected or generated through the delivery of the Academy’s activities will be owned by the Academy unless otherwise agreed at the time of purchase.
13. Submitted date: 31.7.2017.


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