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Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund

Making a real difference for people and communities

The Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund 2017-21 aims to make a real difference for people and communities, with a focus on the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.

These include age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy, and maternity.

The fund is worth approximately £2.2 million per annum across 61 funded organisations in 2020-21.

61

projects funded

£2.2m

invested

136,257

people supported 2017-2020

Working across Scotland

Fund outcomes

Funded organisations are working towards one or more of the following fund outcomes:

 

  • Discrimination against people who share protected characteristics is reduced, and multiple discrimination is addressed so that barriers to participation are reduced.
  • People covered by hate crime legislation experience lower levels of hate crime.
  • People and communities are supported to participate in and engage with services and civic society; their contribution is recognised, and community cohesion is increased.
  • Current imbalances in representation in all aspects and levels of public life, including education and employment, are addressed to better reflect our communities.

Further information

Inspiring Scotland manages The Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government.

We provide capacity support for funded organisations, and as part of the support we create opportunities for organisations to come together to share, learn, collaborate, and network.

We do this by supporting seven themed cluster groups. Each cluster group provides a platform for expertise to be shared based on the lived experiences of people and communities. Group members work in collaboration to collectively inform and influence equalities policy and decision makers.

For further details on our work please contact pecf@inspiringscotland.org.uk

Work with us

We are currently recruiting for two Performance and Impact Advisor positions to work on our Supporting Equality and Human Rights and Delivering Equally Safe funds.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with programme management experience to work directly with a range of essential charities supporting their innovation, development, and performance.

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 16th December.

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