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Brightsparks secure £676k for Bradford Council to train the next generation of Social Workers

Brightsparks was commissioned by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to help them to develop a bid to the Department for Education to establish a Social Work Teaching Partnership.

This was an interesting project involving stakeholders from multiple departments at Bradford Council, as well as the University of Bradford and Bradford College.

BrightSparks was brought in to manage the development of the bid due to our detailed understanding of the local and national landscape for social care services and our expertise in developing compelling funding proposals to large structural funders.

The Department for Education recently informed Bradford Council that they had been successful and would be awarded over £676,000 to improve the recruitment, training and development of Social Workers across the Bradford District.

Andy Simpson, Brightsparks' Managing Director said:

“This was such a great project to work on and exactly the sort of social purpose project that Brightsparks can add real value to. I am delighted that Bradford have been awarded the money because it will result in a tangible difference for the most vulnerable people living across Bradford”

Jim Hopkinson - Deputy Director (Children’s Social Care) commented:

Working with Brightsparks has been a positive experience. They are helpful, knowledgeable, with the flexibility to deliver within tight timescales”.


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