We’re recruiting! Northern Devon Community Partners

UCL & Dartington Service Design Lab

We have up to £80,000 available to work alongside a number of local community-based partners in Northern Devon.

Read on to find out more about the work and the quick and easy way to apply…


What you’ll be doing…

Local community-based organisations have played a crucial role in the work to date, helping to set direction and surface priorities.


We are pleased to announce that we are now looking to further develop partnerships and can bring funding to a small number of local community-based organisations to help progress the work through co-design work and being an active partner and co-facilitator of the small circle co-design teams.



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Who we’re looking for…

We are looking for organisations who:


How will community partners benefit by taking part?

This is a great opportunity to take an active role in building the community infrastructures that are required for young people to thrive in Northern Devon. Some of the benefits of partnering with Kailo – in addition to the financial resources it brings – include opportunities to:


How do I apply?

Before applying, please read through the pack below carefully which contains all the information needed for us to process your application.


You will then need to email your application to Katie Potter, Site Lead in Northern Devon.




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Application Pack Here

North Devon Partnership Funding Application

  • Kailo
  • 15.04.2023

The deadline for applications is 4th April 2023.
Interviews Monday 17th April – Friday 21st April.


I have more questions…

We will be holding some online drop in sessions if you have any questions about the role or the process:


Tuesday 21st March 2023, 12-1.30pm, Link here, passcode Np2eJV


Thursday 30th March 2023, 9.30-11am, Link here, passcode: VguC7P 


If these times don’t work for you, then don’t hesitate to email Katie on katie.potter@dartington.org.uk to find an alternative time for a conversation.


Alternatively, please do read the FAQs below.

Katie Potter, North Devon lead


How many priority areas do you anticipate taking forward for Deeper Discovery and Co-Design?

It is our intention to progress Deeper Discovery and Co-Design for two emerging priority areas, initially. We don’t have capacity or resources to take forward all three. What priorities that get taken forward will be determined, in part, by the interest and alignment of local partners. However, it may be that other priorities get taken forward by other partners, as part of the wider Northern Devon Health Equity Strategy work or other strategies or initiatives also underway.

For each priority area, how many local community organisations are you seeking to partner with (in what configuration)?

It is our intention to involve two or three local community partner organisations as integral parts of co-design teams, for each priority area taken forwards. Ideally this will include one ‘co-pilot’ and one or two ‘navigator’ partners. However, this is not fixed, and based on interest and alignment of interested parties, this may vary.

How will the funding be structured, as a grant or a contract for services?

Kailo is funded as part of a wider applied research initiative and grant, funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership. We are looking to form collaborative partnerships with local community organisations, rather than commission a narrowly specified set of activities. As such, the funding will be structured as grant (and thus out of scope of VAT).

How were emerging priorities identified?

In both Northern Devon and Newham, we undertook an extensive programme of exploratory and early discovery research. We spent time speaking to hundreds of young people, community members and organisations and public agencies. Insights were synthesised into emerging priorities, which were played back and further refined into shortlisted priorities. Find out more here: https://kailo.community/latest/