Invitation to tender for Parenting pathfinder in Northern Ireland

Invitations to tender have been published for the delivery of the Money and Pensions Service Children and Young People Pathfinders.

The full tender documentation can be found here:

“The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) is an arm’s-length body of the Government, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, with a joint commitment to ensuring people throughout the UK have guidance and access to the information they need to make effective financial decisions over their lifetime. We know that experiences and learning in childhood and adolescence are important influences on financial capability later in life. Therefore, we want to ensure all children and young people receive a meaningful financial education, and, as a result, become adults able to make the most of their money and pensions.”

Invitations have been published to tender for the delivery of three major Pathfinder projects over 2019/20 and 2020/21. All three Pathfinders will have the goal to establish scalable, sustainable models, working towards a long-term goal of mainstreaming financial education for all. They focus on areas where there is known to be unmet need and limited provision, but good evidence of effectiveness of projects and programmes, namely:

• support to prepare 16-17 year-olds for independence (Lot 1, England)
• work with parents and carers to help them teach their children about money (Lots 2A and 2B, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
• financial education professional learning/training for teachers (Lot 3, Wales)

The deadline for proposals is midday on Monday 14th October. If you have any questions, please direct them via the Money and Pensions Service eSourcing portal.