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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 opened on Monday 22 February 2021 and closed at midday on 14 May 2021.

Read the news release about the launch of the programme.

We’ve also made a series of five short videos about the Fund.

These videos are also available with full transcriptions here.

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Fund Criteria

The Fund is now closed for applications and we are in the process of working with the Scottish Government to assess all the submitted proposals. Please see the guidance notes for information on Fund criteria:

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

Our aim is to announce the successful applicants to the Fund at the end of June 2021.

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Contact us

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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