Connect Northamptonshire invites VCSE Organisations to Tender for Pilot Project to tackle Women’s Health Inequalities in Central Northampton

Background to Invitation To Tender

Women have less years of Healthy Lives due to poorer reproductive and gynecological health – often multiple Long-Term Conditions affecting their quality of Life and ability to remain independent. This Pilot Project will focus on Prevention of Women’s ill health from a complete life course perspective (Women’s Health Outcomes can be affected in every decade of a female’s life – Antenatal Wellbeing, Birth, Early Years, Childhood including Adolescent Mental and Physical Health, Pregnancy, Menopause, and Older age support), with emphasis on how wider determinants of Health can affect a women’s health outcomes.   

The Pilot Project will demonstrate Impact on our county’s Ambitions to “Live your Best Life”, with particular focus on monitoring;

  • Opportunity to be fit, well and independent
  • Best Start in Life
  • Access to health care
  • To feel safe in home and when out and about
  • The opportunity to be valued for who you are

Our Pilot Project will support and demonstrate the capacity and capabilities of our Voluntary and Community Groups, and Social Enterprises to design and coproduce Community-led initiatives with our communities health needs at the heart.   

For more information, and application form to apply for this Pilot Project for see the attached file 

Connect Northamptonshire – Tackling Women’s Health Inequalities  

Invitation to Tender

Closing date for applications is Friday 8th December 2023 COP

A panel of independent stakeholders will be convened to assess tenders, and make a decision to award the contract for this Pilot Project by Friday 26th January 2024 

Each Tender will be assessed against the following Criteria:  

Assessment Criteria: 


Evidence of good governance, structure and organisational sustainability


History of collaboration, convening and capacity building within our Local VCSE Sector


Evidence of understanding of Local Needs of the Community within Central Northampton


An Innovative approach to the Pilot Project Brief of tackling Women’s Health Inequalities in Central Northampton


Capacity to deliver the Pilot Project and dedicate sufficient resource and expertise


Additional support or resources that you can contribute to the success of the Pilot Project





Connect Northamptonshire invites all interested VCSE Organisations to a Pilot Project Workshop on tackling Women’s Health Inequalities on Wednesday 8th November 2023 at 12.30 at the Sikh Community Centre and Youth Club in St James Northampton – please register your attendance at the workshop here: