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Advocacy in the Children's Hearings System: grant application

Published: 11 Sep 2019

A grant for advocacy provider organisations to support children involved in the Children's Hearings System.

Advocacy in the Children's Hearings System: grant application
How we will assess applications

How we will assess applications

The applications will need to meet the criteria required. Whether you are interested in working in one local authority, more than one, or in every local authority area, your application will be assessed in the same way.

An evaluation panel consisting of two Scottish Government officials and a care-experienced person will score applications using evaluation criteria which will include consideration of quality as well as price. 

Scores will be based on evidence submitted in the grant template for expressions of interest and will be awarded a mark for each of the criteria between 0 and 4, in accordance with the methodology detailed in the table below:






Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement



Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled



Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas



Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirement will be fulfilled.



Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full

Once each evaluator has arrived at their own independent scores, a moderation meeting will be held to ensure consistency of approach with regard to quality analysis.

We expect to be able to let everyone who has applied know the evaluation panel’s decisions in November 2019. We will contact every organisation individually to let them know whether, and to what extent, they have been successful.  

Tailored feedback on your application will be available if requested. 

Those who are successful will receive a grant offer letter by end November 2019.  

You will need to report by April 2020 on what you have done with the funding according to the template. This template will be shared when grant offer letters are sent out.


To discuss any part of this grant application you can contact the Children’s Hearings Advocacy Team: