Buckinghamshire Food Systems Theory of Change - Invitation to Tender

03 August 2022

We are inviting organisations to guide us through a theory of change process which will inform the Rothschild Foundation’s future decision making. If you have experience of working with organisations to produce theory of changes through critical strategic thinking, please read our invitation to tender document and get in touch.


At the start of 2020 we commissioned Sustain (the alliance for better food and farming)) to lead a scoping exercise to see if there is demand for more joined-up work to support food and farming in Buckinghamshire.

Producing a summary report of Buckinghamshire’s food system: the results of the consultation, data on food and farming locally, current food-related activity, the recommendations, highlighted the desire and need to set up a Buckinghamshire Food Partnership (BFP).

In 2021 BFP officially became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with a board of Trustees, supported by a Steering Group and network of delivery partners. BFP is a member of the Sustainable Food Places network.

We believe that more attention needs to be paid to local food systems, and that through collaboration and investment we can make Buckinghamshire’s food provision healthier and more sustainable. The real impact of the pandemic and cost of living crisis has been felt locally, reflected in food report from Sheffield University, highlighting Wycombe as a hotspot for food insecurity.

The aim of the work is to clarify and pinpoint the change we want to see in the local food system, understand the role we play and lay a robust foundation for our monitoring and evaluation framework.

For more information about what we are looking for, please read the tender document here.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 26th August