Christ Church Craft Sessions Opportunity

Christ Church Craft Sessions Opportunity

Closing Date: Wednesday 11th May

Christ Church Craft Sessions – Opportunity

Are you an arts organisation or artist with a passion for / experience of developing and delivering outdoor family craft activities? We want to hear from you!

Crewe Town Council is seeking to commission a suitably experienced arts organisation to develop and deliver a programme of family focused outdoor craft sessions within the outdoor space at Christ Church, Crewe Town. The craft sessions will form part of a wider programme of summer activity.

The programme of activity will be delivered between July and August 2022.

Our aim is to provide a programme of free-to-access diversionary activities for children of all ages within Crewe during the summer holidays including cultural, sports and nature based activity.


  • Provide a free-to-access, high quality and family focused programme of summer activity aimed at young people within Crewe.


  • Reduce learning loss over the summer and provide opportunities for young people to achieve the benefits that participating within extra-curricular activities can bring.


  • Reduce the financial burden on parents / guardians to provide opportunities for their children to participate in.


This project will be seen as a pilot project with the ambition and potential to develop activities and build momentum for 2023/4.



  • To develop a programme of six craft activity sessions which are diverse, artistic adventures, as well as high quality and suitable for a family audience.


  • To programme a minimum of three craft activity options per session.


  • To deliver and manage six creative activity days, 11am – 3pm (Wednesday 27th July, 3rd, 10th, 17th , 24th and 31st August 2022).


  • To provide all infrastructure and materials required to deliver the craft sessions.


  • To ensure health and safety and other statutory standards are met, including the completion of all required health & safety paperwork to include:


    • risk assessments
    • safeguarding
    • appropriate first aid provision, required licenses
    • Evidence of DBS


  • Contribute to the monitoring, documenting and evaluation of the Summer activity programme.



The craft sessions will take place within the outside area of  Christ Church, Crewe Town Centre           8 Prince Albert St - Google Maps.


The Fee.

The Fee is £4,000 which should include all materials and infrastructure required.


How to apply

  1. Submit one A4 page on what you’d like to do.
  2. Provide examples of a couple of things you’ve done before ( include completing H&S & safeguarding paperwork).
  3. Include a few sentences about your arts organisation.
  4. Provide a budget breakdown.
  5. Provide a copy of your Public Liability Insurance.

 Please note that tenders will be assessed and marked out of 100 on the following:

  • Previous experience of programming and delivering outdoor craft sessions – maximum score 25
  • Variety and quality of programming – maximum score 35
  • Breakdown of costs to programme, deliver and manage all aspects of the craft sessions– maximum score 25
  • Knowledge and experience to complete the required health and safety, safeguarding documentation and DBS check – maximum score 15

Please email your submission to with Christ Church Summer Programme in the subject heading, by 10am on Wednesday 11th May 2022.


Key Dates

  • Tuesday 19th April 2022 – Opportunity advertised
  • Wednesday 11th May 2022 - Deadline for completed tender applications
  • Friday 13th May 2022 – Contract awarded to the successful arts organisation
  • Wednesday 27th July, 3rd, 10th, 17th , 24th and 31st August 2022- Craft sessions to take place
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