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Equality and Human Rights Fund Assessment Process

The assessment and decision making process was managed by Inspiring Scotland and supported by Scottish Government, and took place between the 14th of May and the end of July.  The process was as follows: 

  • EHR Fund applications submitted via an online form by midday 14thof May¬†
  • 14thMay 2021: All applications are checked to ensure they are complete an eligible for funding¬†
  • 17thMay 2021: Applications are allocated to Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Government assessors considering conflict of interest and appropriate policy oversight
  • 17 May-4thJune: Eligible applications are assessed by up to 2 assessors (independently)¬†
  • 7th¬†-9thJune: All scored applications are analysed to look at the potential make-up of a shortlist.¬† Analysis looked at: Geographic spread, breadth of work and delivery to aim, vision and needs of specific groups/policy areas. Input from SG colleagues on longlist and fit with national strategies and action plans
  • 15th-22 July a shortlist was considered by Scottish Ministers and a final portfolio agreed
  • 27-28 July: Successful and unsuccess applicants are notified. Any grant offer conditions, additional information, or discussion regarding individual grants starts
  • By August/September 2021: Formal Grant offers are made

A link to the full list of funded organisations can be found here.

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