We are always looking for ways to support the education purchasing community and are proud sponsors of events and activities that reflect our values and raise skills within the education sector, from our funding of 15 apprenticeships this year to hosting the regional ProcurEd conferences.
Crescent Purchasing Limited [CPL] (registered charity number 1130461) is an education sector owned charity. 100% of any profits made by CPC, Tenet Education Services (TES) and Tenet Procurement Services (TPS) are combined each year and the charities board of trustees approve the redistribution of surplus reserves for reinvestment back into the education sector.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available and applications are invited to apply for a share of the funds allocated for the sponsorship of student related events and activities within your School, Academy or FE College.
The table illustrates the different categories of funding and the maximum funding available per application.
|Funding Category||Funding Threshold per application (ex VAT)|
|Student Award(s) Sponsorship||£100|
|Sponsorship of Organisation Event/Activity||£1000|
|Educational Visits, incl. supervisory staff||£1000|
|Innovative Teaching & Learning Resources||£20,000|
The detail below illustrates examples of projects that Crescent Purchasing Limited (The Charity) consider suitable.
Find out if your sponsorship proposal meets our qualifying criteria and what you will require for drafting your proposal.
|(1) Achieved a minimum of a full year’s membership with the CPC.||Pass/Fail|
|(2) Utilised at least 1 CPC framework within the 12 months prior to the 1st Feb 2019.||Pass/Fail|
|(3) Completion of 2019 Member survey||Pass/Fail|
|(4) Must be able to clearly demonstrate how the funding would achieve a minimum of one of the following evaluation criteria: CPL has ranked and weighted this criteria in order of importance for bidders to consider when making their application|
|4.1 - An improvement to teaching and learning within the organisation.||60%|
|4.2 - A positive impact on the learner’s experience of education.||25%|
|4.3 - How the funding is supporting the learning of economically disadvantaged learners and minority groups.||15%|
The application process will contain a section which will enable the applicant to offer part-funding towards the overall project cost. This section is not mandatory, however in the situation where the value of applications exceed available funding, applications with offers of part-funding will be viewed upon favourably thus enabling as many projects as possible to receive sponsorship funding.>
The evaluation panel will meet on a monthly-basis to evaluate submissions. All applications will be evaluated by the panel and prioritised using the qualifying criteria listed.
Organisations are only permitted to submit one application.
As part of the application process, applicants are required to complete an online survey. Take the 2019 member survey.
We will accept applications up to and including 30th September 2019. Apply now
We firmly believe that with our support you can enhance the value for money on the goods and services you purchase. This can also have a positive impact on quality and price, help you buy better goods and services and reinvest your savings to improve teaching and learning within your organisation. Gain an idea of the types of student events and activities we sponsor by taking a look at the example projects below.
Crescent Learning is our training brand used to promote all our training opportunities. The Charity has previously supported the following training projects:
The latest funding made available by the Charity will support the following projects:
To apply for sponsorship you will be asked to provide;
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