This page provides you with information about local tender opportuntes relevant to VCSE sector groups & organisations delivering services in Gloucestershire. 

Commissioning of detached youth work in Cheltenham

Cheltenham Borough Council has shared plans about the commissioning of detached youth work in Cheltenham. It is expected that the work will be with 11 to 18 year olds (with 75% being with those aged 13 to18) and in particular delivers and demonstrates direct benefit to young people living in St Paul's, the Moors and young people gathering in the town centre. The application deadline is 18 June 2024 at 11 am. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire recommissioning update

Gloucestershire County Council has awarded the contract to deliver the Healthy Lifestyles service for adults to a new provider, ABL Health Ltd, from 1 April 2024. ABL is an experienced, community-based, behaviour change specialist organisation. The new £1.13 million per annum contract will run for an initial 5 years, with the option to extend it for up to a further 4 years. ABL will offer support to help people make a lifestyle change, i.e. stop smoking, increasing their physical activity levels, reducing alcohol, or managing their weight.

Since the Healthy Lifestyles service was first put in place in 2017, there has been an increase in weight management support available in the county including the NHS Digital Weight Management offer. Therefore, the service no longer offers referrals to Slimming World and instead will focus on bespoke, targeted help for those people who face the greatest challenges in managing their weight.

From 1 April, referrals to Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire will need to be made using the details below:

  • Tel: 0800 755 553
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website: https://hlsglos.org

The Healthy Lifestyles service for adults is provided in addition to a £3.6 million healthier lifestyles service for children and families run by BeeZee Bodies: https://beezeebodies.com/for-families/

Drug and Alcohol Services Recommissioning Update

Gloucestershire County Council has funded Via with £5.8 million per year to provide drug and alcohol treatment services for the county. The contract started on 1 April 2024 and will run for an initial 5 years, with the option to extend the contract up to a further 4 years. Via will provide free, confidential treatment and support to adults who live in Gloucestershire who need help with alcohol and drug issues. The service will be delivered from hubs in Cheltenham, Gloucester, and Stroud, as well as across an extensive network of community partnerships throughout the county. 

From 1 April, you can contact Via using the contact details below:

  • Tel: 01452 223 014
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website: https://www.viaorg.uk

Children & Family Centres Recommissioning Update

Gloucestershire County Council is investing £35million as part of the first phase of its plans to introduce the family hub model to Gloucestershire. Its network of 17 Children and Family Centres in communities across Gloucestershire will play a key role in the development of the family hub model, offering a wide range of family support services, or signposting to other services as needed. The county council has appointed Family Action to run its centres in Stroud and Cotswold, with Aspire Foundation Trust managing Cheltenham and Tewkesbury. The new contracts will begin on 1 April 2024. Work is ongoing to confirm a partnership for Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. You can find out more on the County Council's website.

You can find out how to get in contact with Family Action on their website. You can find out how to get in contact with Aspire Foundation on their website

Mental Health Support and Advice Service Recommissioning Update

Gloucestershire County Council will invest up to £4.7 million over the next seven years in mental health support. Rethink Mental Illness will receive £700k per year to provide its Mental Health Support and Advice Service. The new contract starts on 1 April 2024, for a period of five years, with the option to extend it for a further two years. You can find out how to get in contact on the Rethink Mental Illness website.

Healthwatch Gloucestershire Recommissioning Update

From 1 April 2024, Healthwatch Gloucestershire is being run by The Care Forum. You can find out how to get in contact with Healthwatch Gloucestershire on the Care Forum website.

Recommissioning of Youth Support Services in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council is recommissioning Youth Support Services in the county for delivery from 1 July 2024. We will provide further information on this page when it is available.

Monthly Funding Bulletin

You can sign up to receive information about funding opportunities, upcoming deadlines, useful resources and more by joining our Funding Bulletin mailing list. More information about our Funding Bulletin and how to sign up is available on our Newsletter page.

Support for the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire

We provide a range of support for VCSE sector groups & organisations of all shapes and sizes in Gloucestershire, including fully funded training & events, a range of thematic mailings, regular news updates, free membership and help recruiting volunteers.

We are the independent voice of the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire and are passionate about promoting equal partnerships at every level. You can find out more about how we work in partnership and represent the sector on our About Us page.

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