Equality and Diversity Fund

Purpose of Grant

A resource which community groups can apply to for help in funding projects, programs or community events within the city that supports Dundee City Council's General Equality Duty to pay due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Promote good relations across the range of protected characteristics

The general equality duty covers the following protected characteristics: age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. The equality duty also covers marriage and civil partnerships, with regard to eliminating unlawful discrimination in employment.

Who can apply

Voluntary and community organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives, community mutual, faith organisations , community interest companies, and companies limited by guarantee established for public and community benefit that are active in the City of Dundee.

Who cannot apply

Statutory agencies.

Essential criteria

Applicants must:

  • state the protected characteristics of those individuals or communities who will benefit from the planned project or program
  • relevant barriers faced by people because of their protected characteristics
  • describe the outcomes that you expect your project to achieve and
  • how these relate to meeting the General Equality Duty

Example:

Protected characteristics: Young people in Dundee who are profoundly deaf.
Relevant barriers: Social isolation, lack of awareness of and communication barriers preventing their participation in mainstream youth opportunities.
Outcomes: Young people who are profoundly deaf are enabled to participate fully in mainstream youth opportunities through appropriate supports.
Equality Duty: Supporting young deaf people's access to mainstream services will challenge discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and promote good relations across the young people from deaf and hearing communities.

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Contact information

If you need any more information about this grant before you complete an application form, please contact:

Name of Lead Officer: Scott Mands
Email of the Lead Officer: scott.mands@dundeecity.gov.uk
Phone number: 01382 307482
Text number: 07914467358
Postal address: Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator,
Communitity Planning
Chief Executive's Services
21 City Square
Dundee DD1 3BY