Community Finance Resilience Fund

Tender and contract opportunities

Fair4All Finance is seeking a consultant to lead a collaborative consultation and ‘co-design’ process for our new Community Finance Resilience Fund.

Fair4All Finance has recently been allocated further dormant asset funding, including additional funds allocated for scaling and preserving the provision of affordable credit. Through our new £5m+ Community Finance Resilience Fund our intention is to provide grant and some investment funding for community finance lenders (credit unions, CDFIs) to support them and their borrowers through the cost of living crisis.

We are seeking a consultant to lead the consultation for this Fund – this is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively and at pace on an important source of funding for lenders supporting customers in vulnerable financial circumstances.

The co-design process for the Fund is Phase 1. This will involve in-person (England-wide) and video meetings with a range of community finance organisations and stakeholders, which Fair4All Finance will support. The timeframe is to have phase 1 completed by end Q2 2023, enabling expressions of interest from community finance lenders from early Q3 (phase 2).

Depending on the outcomes and recommendations the consultant may be offered to stay supporting the Fund beyond the phase 1 period (beyond phase 1 will costed and agreed separately in addition to the budget detailed on page 8 of the Request for Proposal which you can access using the link below).

The response deadline is Friday 19 May (by 5:30pm GMT) and proposals should be sent to Vince Cox at

Any clarification questions relating to the procurement process or tender documents must be submitted directly to Vince Cox at

You can download the full Request for Proposals for the Co-design consultant support – Community Finance Resilience Fund here.

Closing date : 19/05/2023