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Equality and Human Rights

About the fund

Equality and Human RightsThe Equality and Human Rights Fund is a new programme that supports organisations that deliver work focussed on tackling inequality and discrimination, furthering equality, and advancing the realisation of human rights in Scotland.

The Fund will distribute up to £7 million annually for three years from October 2021 to September 2024.

Managed by Inspiring Scotland, the programme is an evolution of previous Scottish Government funding streams including the Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund (PECF) and Scottish Government funding for national partners.

Applications open on Monday 22 February 2021 and the deadline is noon on Friday 14 May 2021.

Read the news release about the launch of the programme.

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How to apply

The first step is to review the Equalities and Human Rights Information and Application Guidance Notes for full details about the fund and to check if you are eligible to apply.

Download these in the following formats:

Please contact us if you require any information in an alternative format.

Once you have reviewed the guidance, register your interest in the fund by submitting your details through the online registration form.

We will then send or direct you to full application forms, and a list of other documents you will need to submit at the same time.

There are different forms for single and partnership applications, and these can be submitted exclusively or simultaneously as required depending on eligibility criteria.

To help plan your answers you can use application form templates. These forms and a list of all the documents you need to submit with your application are on our Applying to Equality and Human Rights page.

For ideas on adjustments you can make to your computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone to make it easier to use, please see the resources and information available at My Computer My Way

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Contact us

Our aim is that Fund information and the application forms are accessible to everyone.

If there are barriers to accessing any of the Fund information, please contact us on or phone us on 07398 088 049.

For updates and announcements on the Fund, follow us on twitter @IS_EqualityHR

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Contact us

We work with experts from the voluntary, public, private and academic sectors. Get in touch if you want to help us build a better Scotland.

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