INVITATION TO TENDER Strategic Plan Development 2022-2026
National Collective of Community Based Women’s Networks (NCCWN) is seeking proposals to develop our Strategic Plan 2022-2026. There are two outputs – Strategic plan and Implementation plan.
The National Collective of Community Based Women’s Networks (NCCWN) through its 17 local Women’s projects engages with women from the most disadvantaged communities in the country. As the only national programme specifically targeted at women from disadvantaged communities, the NCCWN and its community-based women’s projects have demonstrated that we are an experienced and essential part of the infrastructure, both locally and nationally.
NCCWN defines itself as a women’s feminist grassroots organisation. The term “grassroots women’s organisations” encompasses locally based and (in most cases) women-led groups that have a mission to empower women and advance women’s rights on multiple fronts. Grassroots women are regarded as the main body of our organisation’s membership.
NCCWN employs 48 staff across 17 projects throughout Ireland in urban and rural communities. In 2019, the NCCWN Projects had 31,212 engagements with women experiencing disadvantage. Core funding through the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) enables the NCCWN across its 17 projects to not only employ core staff but to also lever in additional funding to coordinate and deliver needs-based community development programmes including: Equality, Health & Wellbeing, Active Citizenship, Community Education, Domestic Abuse Supports and Employment Pathways.
Our vision is a just and equal society for all women.
Our mission is to support the empowerment of and advocate for women who experience disadvantage and marginalisation; and to promote social justice, women’s human rights and equality bringing about positive and sustainable changes to women’s lives and society.
The NCCWN works from two core perspectives: feminism and community development. These perspectives permeate all the work of the NCCWN.
Our current Strategic Plan is coming to an end in December 2021, and we are now seeking a Consultant(s) to support the development of a new plan for the next three years from 2022 to 2025. It is envisaged that the new strategic plan will need to include vision, mission, goals, objectives and clear measures of success, target groups, target areas, and activities/projects.
Submitting an Application
Proposals should be submitted by email to Laura Maloney firstname.lastname@example.org and marked Strategic Plan Development, to arrive no later than 5pm Friday 28th May.
All information provided to NCCWN in response to this request will be treated in strict confidence.