Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund (PECF) 2017 - 2020

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Promoting Equality & Cohesion Fund Funded Project
January 2020

This fund was worth approximately £2.2 million per annum and supported 65 projects. The aim was to make a real difference to people’s lives with the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

Impact Funding Partners managed this fund on behalf of the Scottish Government, and provided fund management including development support and creating opportunities for organisations to come together to share, learn, collaborate and network through participation at themed cluster groups. The cluster groups provided a platform for expertise to be shared based on the lived experiences of people with protected characteristics.

Funded organisation worked towards one or more of the following fund outcomes:

1. Discrimination against people who share protected characteristics is reduced, and multiple discrimination is addressed so that barriers to participation are reduced.

2. People covered by hate crime legislation experience lower levels of hate crime.

3. People and communities are supported to participate in and engage with services and civic society; their contribution is recognised and community cohesion is increased.

4. Current imbalances in representation in all aspects and levels of public life, including education and employment, are addressed to better reflect our communities