Engagement with Commissioners

Understanding priorities and influencing commissioning intentions

For many social enterprises and charities, working with commissioners and other funders is one of the most difficult and stressful parts of their job. Even more so trying to understand and influence the commissioning intentions and the strategic goals behind them. As former commissioners ourselves, Redhill use combinations of market analyses, our credibility as experts and our personal contacts to foster communication and understanding between your organisation and potential funders. Commissioners need the third sector to help solve the pressures and problems they face, and social enterprises and charities want the opportunity to win contracts for their innovative services that meet funders’ objectives. Our job is to help the two connect and help you demonstrate that your organisation can provide cost effective provision that can reduce public sector overall costs.

Our team has worked with clients including ADHD Solutions, Gateway Family Services, Health for All (Leeds), Community Forest Trust, Social Care in Action (Southampton) and the Active Ageing Alliance in Lancashire, to engage with commissioners and promote their services.


Personal contact with commissioners.
Advice and insight from former commissioners.
Support tailoring your service to fit the commissioning intentions of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). NHS provider trusts and Local Authorities.

Other Services:

Identifying service development opportunities

Maximising success in winning tenders

Enabling lead providers to ensure quality and delivery