Research Brief: Developing Talent & Addressing Underrepresentation in Creative & Digital Industries

Budget: £20-24,999. Tender Submission Deadline: 29 October. 

The South London Innovation Corridor is a partnership initiative with a vision to catalyse inclusive growth of the Creative and Digital Industries ("CDI") across the boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth.

Lambeth Council (in partnership with Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth councils) is seeking a provider to undertake research and produce a high-level commissioning proposal for projects addressing the underrepresentation of BAME people, women, people with disabilities and people from lower income backgrounds in the Creative and Digital industries.

This research and commissioning proposal will help the SLIC partnership to utilise the £1m Talent Development budget in a way that supports innovation and adds value to existing initiatives underway in London and the UK to tackle this important agenda.

The SLIC borough partnership is seeking specialist support to understand how best to approach the challenge of underrepresentation in the CDIs, and to look at improved progression prospects for those currently employed in the sector on zero hours contracts or in low pay roles. 
This research should answer three key questions:

  1. What is the current landscape of organisations, projects and funding programmes at the forefront of tackling the lack of diversity within the creative and digital industries – with particular regard to apprenticeship related provision?
  2. How can the SLIC Talent Development Funding be used most effectively?
  3. How should the SLIC partnership approach commissioning Talent Development activity?

Tender Submission Deadline: 29 October. 

More information on  the tender is below and can be gained from

Nicola Whyte, South London Innovation Corridor Programme Manager, 

11/10/2019 - 29/10/2019
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Nicola Whyte
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