Invitation to tender: Peerfest 2017

£25,500 inclusive of VAT and inclusive of all expenses.

Can you make Peerfest happen in 2017?

Peerfest is an exciting opportunity to showcase your group or organisation by delivering and hosting the event. Whether you're large or small, this is your opportunity to raise your profile, prove your abilities and collaborate with Mind and others on a national level to deliver a powerful celebration of peer support.

What is Peerfest?

Peerfest is our national annual event celebrating the importance, power and diversity of peer support. It is a welcoming, inclusive and inspirational event which aims to provide a forum to bring peers together to network, and share knowledge and best practice through workshops, creative activities and debate.

Peerfest is overseen by the cross-organisation Peerfest National Planning Team, with delivery carried out by the organisations and groups that can best demonstrate their ability and motivation to meet the application criteria. 

For previous Peerfests please follow this link

About the project

We are looking for a peer led/DUPULO (Disabled Person User-led Organisation) or a partnership of organisations (where the lead partner is the peer/user led organisation) with experience in peer support and organising events, to devise, plan and host Peerfest events in 2017.

You will be a team of self-starters from a group, project or organisation, or a collaboration of people registered as self-employed, all with event and project management experience.

The work will involve:

  • Arranging a series of planning meetings (with local and national partners) to plan the event(s)
  • Ensuring peers lead the entire process through planning, devising and delivery of the event(s)
  • Arranging, promoting, administering and delivering Peerfest17 at an accessible location(s) in England or Wales
  • Evaluating the event, producing a review report and providing other products that capture the legacy of Peerfest17 eg brochures, films, resources.

To apply please see the application form.

For full details please read the Tender specification or if you have any questions about this opportunity please email

Tender return

Your completed Tender documents should be submitted via email to: by 28 April 2017, 5pm.

All attachments should contain the reference: Peerfest17 Tender Documents.

Shortlisted tenderers will be invited to interview in person (in London) or telephone on the week starting 1 May 2017. If you have not heard from us by then please assume you have not been successful. We are unable to give feedback about unsuccessful applications.


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