Rio are offering the following tender, for local organisations to provide services under the Game Changer funding.

Deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 11 February.

Game Changer is a £3.1 million project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF) which will run until November 2019 designed to support 1035 young people aged 15 to 24 across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

This invitation is a tendering opportunity for training providers to deliver Functional Skills Maths and English to young people (YP) living in Cornwall, aged 16-24, who are at risk of becoming NEET or who are NEET up to Level 2. The aim of the provision is for participants to obtain an accredited qualification up to Level 2. Young people who have no prior L2 qualification are entitled to funded support from SFA to achieve basic skills qualifications. The expectation is that the applicant would draw down the relevant/ appropriate main stream funding.

The maximum contract value is £55,000, allocated as follows:

  • Start on programme £275 per young person
  • Achievement of Basic Skills unit/ qualification £225 or
  • Evidence of improvement of basic skills after 12 weeks £225 per young person
  • Progression to education/ employment further training £125 per young person


You can download the full documents to find out more about this opportunity:

Invitation to tender Basic Skills

Targets for Functional Skills Tender

Tender Response Document

They are also available on the Rio website.