Workplace Equality Fund - Reducing inequality in Businesses

Workplace Equality Fund

The aim of the £500,000 one-year Fund is to support private businesses in reducing employment inequalities, discrimination and barriers in the workplace. Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available. In exceptional circumstances, applications of up to £100,000 will be considered.  To be eligible applicants should be a private business or a third sector organisation whose project proposes to work with private business.

The funding will support employers in reducing employment inequalities, discrimination and barriers particularly across the arts, culture, leisure, tourism, finance, manufacturing, construction, agriculture and fishing, transport and communication and STEM sectors.

Fund Outcomes:

  • Employment opportunities and progression in the workplace are improved for participant groups and consideration is given to how this can be embedded into the workplace to ensure lasting change;

  • Knowledge, skills, policies and practices are improved in order to address employment inequalities, discrimination and barriers/challenges within the workplace;

  • A more inclusive working environment is created through employees and employers working in partnership.

Knowledge, skills, policies and practices are improved in order to address employment inequalities, discrimination and barriers/challenges within the workplace.

A more inclusive working environment is created through employees and employers working in partnership.

Funding rounds and timescales:

  • 08 February 2018 funding round 1 opens for applications

  • 29 March 2018 round 1 closes to applications at 12 o'clock

  • 02 July 2018 funding round 2 opens for applications

  • 30 August 2018 round 2 closes to applications at 12 o'clock

For more information please visit their  webiste.

Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 22 February 2018 Opens a MS Word document containing information and links