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Workplace Equality Fund - Open for applications

31st July 2019

Impact Funding Partners is pleased to announce that the Workplace Equality Fund will be open for applications from Wednesday 31st July 2019. The fund aims to work with employers to address long standing barriers particular groups face in entering and progressing in the labour market so that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.  

The Scottish Government is keen to ensure that the economy is representative of society, and focus on delivering inclusive economic growth. Scottish businesses are being encouraged to apply to the Fund, along with third sector organisations. Eligible organisations can apply for up to £50,000 to carry out activities over an 11 month period that will help to improve diversity in the workplace.  

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.  

We have successfully funded 22 projects in the first two rounds. The funding has already been used to:  

  • provide leadership training and support to women in the financial and technology industry
  • support family friendly working practices in several private organisations
  • improve mental health understanding and support across many industry sectors
  • assist women to return to professional roles in the finance sector
  • improve diversity and inclusion in construction
  • improve intergenerational working in the construction and STEM sectors.
  • encourage best practice to support mothers returning to work
  • improve support to workers experiencing sight loss

The outcomes for the Workplace Equality Fund are:

  • Employment opportunities and progression in the workplace are improved for the participant groups and improvements are 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

Fro more info contact T: 01383 620780 E: workplace@impactfundingpartners.com


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