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Drive seeks partners to build expertise on effective responses to those who use harm from racialised communities

The Drive partnership has announced today that it is seeking partners for two projects. Both tender opportunities focus on addressing gaps in training for professionals and research into culturally grounded interventions for people who use harm from racialised communities.

The tender opportunities:

1. Workforce & Leadership Programme Development for racialised communities: working with those causing harm in intimate and family relationships

2. Building the evidence base for culturally responsive interventions for perpetrators of domestic abuse

The first opportunity is to co-develop and design a workforce development and leadership programme to build capacity and confidence amongst professionals from racialised communities. Our goal is to increase the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of the VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls) sector workforce, specifically those working with those who harm, to make the sector more representative of the communities we serve and help to overcome barriers to equitable access to services.

We are also seeking a development partner to research culturally appropriate and suitable domestic abuse perpetrator interventions/ approaches. This is both in mainstream programmes and specialist interventions, collating existing knowledge and international best practice, sharing best practice examples and highlighting options to improve pathways, commissioning and interventions.

Applications from organisations, individuals and consortiums are welcome. We are looking to recruit partners that have strong relationship building and community/ stakeholder engagement expertise with racialised communities. For example, a by and for organisation or project leaders/ facilitators from racialised communities.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions will be updated weekly and can be found here. The presentation slides from the online project information event can be found here. For the full project briefs and to apply please visit the links above. Please note that the deadline for applications has now passed and the Drive Partnership are no longer accepting submissions for these tender opportunities.