Call for REA proposals: What works to promote employer action and behaviour change in relation to EDI

May 1, 2024

Youth Futures Foundation was set up with a particular focus on the findings of the Race Disparity Audit in 2017. While our organisational scope is broader than this, addressing the employment disparities that prevail for young people from minoritised ethnic backgrounds is a key priority.   

As part of this commitment, we have recently released further funding to our flagship Connected Futures programme to develop partnerships in places where youth unemployment is particularly high for those of Pakistani and Bangladeshi heritage. Our partners in these areas will work closely with local employers to create pathways into employment for young people. To help them do this, we want to understand the most effective approaches for engaging employers and promoting the uptake of inclusive employment practices.  

For this project, we are seeking to commission a rapid evidence assessment (REA) to explore what works to promote employer action and behaviour change in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), with a particular focus on young people from minoritised ethnic backgrounds. The REA should also identify any key gaps in the evidence that need to be addressed through further primary research. 

We welcome proposals either from a team at a single organisation or from two or more organisations working in partnership.   

Full details on the project and information on submitting a proposal can be found here. 

Project Timeline  

  • Deadline for submission of questions: Friday 17th May 2024  
  • Question responses circulated: Thursday 23rd May 2024  
  • Proposal submission deadline: Thursday 30th May 2024  
  • Interviews: W/b 10th June 2024  
  • Start date: W/b 17th June 2024  
  • Interim report: W/b 28th October 2024 
  • Final report signed off:  W/b 20th January 2025 

The total budget for this work is £50,000.  

Please submit your proposal to [email protected] by 12:00 on Thursday 30th May 2024. 

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the tender in more depth, please email [email protected] and use the title ‘REA: EMPLOYER ACTION AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE’ in your email heading.  

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