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Workplace Equality Fund - 2020/21

Please note that the application period for the Woorkplace Equality Fund 20/21 closed at midnight on Wednesday 2nd December. We will no longer be accepting any applications for funding.

The Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills has launched a call for applications to the Workplace Equality Fund. These funds will offer immediate support to equality groups in the current Covid-19 environment and ensure that work to promote and embed workplace equality continues so that equality groups are not further disadvantaged in the labour market as a result of the effects of Covid-19.

Applications to the fund are encouraged that will deliver short and sharp interventions supporting employers to improve their diversity and inclusion strategies and support equality groups to progress in the labour market. Application forms and information on criteria can be downloaded from this page, along with an FAQ document and webinar slides which provide further information on the fund.

The table below lists the projects being funded under the Workplace Equality Fund 2020/21

Projects Funded Under the Workplace Equality Fund 20/21

Organisation

Name of Project

Geographical Location

Equality Group

Cost

CEMVO Enterprises CIC

 

Ethnic Minority Workforce Development Project

Nationwide

Minority Ethnic workers

£25,282.00

 

West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC)

E-POW (Equality Performance Observed in the Workplace)

West of Scotland

Minority Ethnic workers

£13,978.00

 

 

Centrestage Communities Ltd

 

RECONNECT

 

East Ayrshire and Ayrshire

 

Older workers (those aged 50 and over); Disabled Workers; Women; Workers experiencing social isolation and loneliness; Workers who have experienced or suffered domestic abuse; Workers from an SIMD area

£26,558.00

 

Women's Enterprise Scotland

 

WES Digital Leaders

 

Nationwide

Minority Ethnic workers; Older workers (those aged 50 and over); Women; Workers from a rural area

£31,470

 

PATH (Scotland)

 

Positive Moves in Health and Employment

Glasgow

Minority Ethnic workers

 

£17,479

 

Age Scotland

 

Age-Inclusive Workplaces Engagement Media

Nationwide

Older workers (those aged 50 and over)

 

£42,171

 

Intercultural Youth Scotland

 

Restless Natives Employer Support

 

Edinburgh

Minority Ethnic workers; Women; Workers experiencing social isolation and loneliness; Workers who have experienced or suffered domestic abuse; Workers from an SIMD area

£30,000

 

Scottish Union of Supported Employment

Inclusive Workplace 2021

 

Nationwide

Disabled Workers

 

£26,224.68

 

Deaf Action

 

Deaf Action Employability

 

Edinburgh

Older workers (those aged 50 and over); Disabled Workers; Workers experiencing social isolation and loneliness; Workers from a rural area; Workers from an SIMD area

£24,706

 

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

 

DIveIN

 

Nationwide

Minority Ethnic workers; Disabled Workers; Women; Workers from a rural area; Workers from an SIMD area

£11,383.00

 

Inclusion Scotland

 

Unlocking 'Employerability' in the Private Sector

Nationwide

Disabled Workers

 

£42,802

 

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living

 

Developing Best Practice with Positive Attitudes

Nationwide

Disabled Workers

 

£43,500

 

Total

£335,553.68