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224 projects benefit from equality funding

Published: 17 Jun 2016 00:01

£20.3 million to tackle discrimination across Scotland.

224 projects will benefit from more than £20 million in funding to drive forward Scotland's equality agenda in 2016-17.

The projects will work with individuals, families, children and communities to address inequality and discrimination.

In addition to funding of over £3 million to national bodies including the Equality Network, BEMIS, CEMVO, Inclusion Scotland, the Scottish Refugee Council and Age Scotland, more than £6.5 million across over 80 projects will support activity to improve the outcomes for people and communities across Scotland, for example the LGBTI Helpline, Equate Scotland and the Muslim Women's Resource Centre.

With the Scottish Government's continued commitment to sustaining funding of £11.8 million to address violence against women and girls, £3.5 million of this will be allocated specifically to projects providing frontline services to women and girls who have experienced violence.

Equalities Secretary Angela Constance announced the full list of projects which will benefit from funding as she visited Edinburgh's Multi-Cultural Family Base on Thursday. The organisation, which works to promote the well-being of vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and families, will receive almost £20,000 over the next 12 months.

Ms Constance said:

"Equality is part of the aspiration and ambition we have for Scotland. No one should be treated unfairly, suffer injustice or be denied opportunities because of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or sexual orientation.

"Amongst the 224 projects receiving funding support this year are frontline services which are working directly with communities to address local issues.

"By visiting the Multi-Cultural Family Base today and speaking with parents and children who use it, I've seen first-hand the difference this funding can make to the lives of families in Scotland.

"This week we saw the worst targeted attack on LGBTI people that we have seen in the western world in recent times. Scotland has made some great progress on LGBTI rights and we are considered one of the most progressive countries in Europe in terms of LGBTI equality. But we are not complacent - we recognise there is still work to do to eradicate prejudice and discrimination against LGBTI people. We are allocating over £850,000 from this budget to organisations and projects that are working towards this aim.

"We are committed to working with all of these organisations to ensure we continue to progress equality whilst supporting the most vulnerable in our society, and the funding goes a long way to doing this."

Steve Gowenlock, CEO of Multi-Cultural Family Base, said:

"We are delighted to receive funding from the Scottish Government's Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund.

"The funding will enable us to further develop the work of our 4Corners Project which works with vulnerable and disadvantaged black and ethnic minority families to promote social inclusion and reduce inequalities. The work also involves school based groups with all communities to promote mutual understanding and increase social cohesiveness."

Notes to editors

The Equality Network is the Scottish Government's key partner for LGBTI work in Scotland.

BEMIS and CEMVO are the Scottish Government's key partners for race equality.

Inclusion Scotland is the Scottish Government's key disability stakeholder.

The funding for each stream of work is as follows:

Strream

2016-17 amount

Intermediary

£3.1 million

Strategic equality work

£3.0 million

Strategic VAWG work

£3.4 million

Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund

£2.7 million

Violence Against Women and Girls Fund

£3.5 million

Children's Services Fund

£3.5 million

Rape Crisis Specific Fund

£0.7 million

Total

£19.9 million

The full list of projects are:

Organisation

Project

Aberdeen City Council

Caledonian

Aberdeen Cyrenians Ltd

Violence against Women Project

Aberdeen Rape and Abuse Support

Rape Crisis Support Service

Action for Children Services

Tayside Women and Family Safety

Action for Children, Eilean Siar

Children Services

Age Scotland

Intermediary

Age Scotland

Men's Sheds

Age Scotland

Silver Line Helpline

AMINA – The Muslim Women's Resource Centre

Muslim Women's Helpline

Amina - The Muslim Women's Resource Centre

You can change this: making Scotland safe for all women

Angus Women's Aid

Angus MIA Service

Angus Women's Aid

Angus Women's Aid

Angus Women's Aid

Children Services

Argyll & Bute Women's Aid

Women and Girls Refuge and Rural Outreach Service

Argyll & Bute Women's Aid

Children Services

Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

Article 12

Young G/T Lives

Barnardo's

FOCUS

Barnardo's

Tayside Domestic Abuse Service

BEMIS

Intermediary

Borders Green Team Enterprises

Moving it on Too

Bridges Programmes Limited

BEAT Project

Bridging The Gap

Gorbals Community Cohesion

British Deaf Association

Engaging the BSL Community in Scotland

British Red Cross

STAR Project

British Red Cross

Women's Support Services

Caithness & Sutherland Women's Aid

Children Services

Caithness and Sutherland Women's Aid

Outreach Project

Castlemilk Law and Money Advice Centre

Castlemilk Law Centre VAW Project

Central Scotland Regional Equality Council

Equality in the Community

City of Edinburgh Council

Caledonian

City of Edinburgh Council

Respekt

Clackmannanshire Women's Aid

Children Services

Clackmannanshire Women's Aid

Family Support - Weekend

Close the Gap (STUC)

Close the Gap

Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights

Race Equality Framework

Committed to Ending Abuse (formerly Falkirk WA)

Children Services

Community Info Source

Women Asylum Seeker Housing Project

Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations

Intermediary

Crossroads Youth & Community Association

Hearts of Govanhill

Deaf Action

Deaf Sector Partnership

Deafblind Scotland

Deaf Sector Partnership

Drumchapel Women's Aid

Children Services

Dumbarton District Women's Aid

Children Services

Dumfries & Stewarty Women's Aid

Children Services

Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service

Minorities Community Development Project

Dundee CAB

Equalities in Advice - Dundee Citizens Advice Project

Dundee International Women's Centre

Women into Sustainable Employment

Dundee Women's Aid

MIA Service

Dundee Women's Aid

Children Services

Dundee WRASAC

Women's Support Service

EA Kilmarnock Rape Counselling and Resource Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

East & Lothian Midlothian Violence Against Women Partnership

East Lothian and Midlothian MARAC and Domestic Abuse Advisor Service (DAS)

East and Midlothian Women's Aid

Children Services

East Ayrshire Women's Aid

Children Services

East Ayrshire Women's Aid

Domestic Abuse Advisor

East Dunbartonshire Women's Aid

Children Services

Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council

True Colours

Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council

Equality Engagement

Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association

Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

Trauma informed support service Edinburgh, East and Midlothian

Edinburgh Women's Aid

Outreach Project

Edinburgh Women's Aid

Children Services

Edinburgh Women's Aid

EDDACS

Engender

Intermediary

Engender

Supporting the advancement of women's equality

Equality Network

Intersex project

Equality Network Limited

Intermediary

Equate Scotland

CareerWise

Equate Scotland

Equate Scotland

Equate Scotland

Positive Action

Ethnic Minorities Law Centre

Edinburgh Project

Ethnic Minorities Law Centre

Highland Project

Faith in Community Scotland

Faith in Community Dundee

Falkirk Council

Caledonian

Fast Forward Positive Lifestyles Ltd

Gypsy Traveller Health and Wellbeing Project

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

Fife Rape and Sexual Assault Centre

Young Person Project

Fife Women's Aid

Counselling Service

Fife Women's Aid

Children Services

Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre

Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre

FRAE (Fairness, Race Awareness & Equality) Fife

Action for Equality and Community Cohesion

Friends of Romano Lav

Together we can - Roma empowerment

Generations Working Together

Opening Doors

Glasgow Community and Safety Services

ASSIST

Glasgow Disability Alliance

Glasgow Independent Living Strategy

Glasgow East Women's Aid

Women's Support and Outreach Project

Glasgow East Women's Aid

Children Services

Glasgow ESOL Forum

ESOL for Work Project

Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

Glasgow Women's Library

Glasgow Women's Library National Lifelong Learning

Glasgow Women's Aid

Children Services

Govan and Craigton Integration Network

GCIN Womens Group, Mens Group and Homework Club

Govan Law Centre

Govanhill Law Centre

Govanhill Housing Association

Govanhill Welfare Rights

Grampian Regional Equality Council Ltd.

Embedding Equality in Education

Grampian Regional Equality Council Ltd.

Tackling Economic Barriers

Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid

Women's support project

Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid

Children Services

Hidden Gardens Trust

The Hidden Gardens Community Trust

Improvement Service

National VAWG Network

Inclusion Scotland

ILiS

Inclusion Scotland

Intermediary

Inclusion Scotland

Access to Politics

Inclusion Scotland

Local Policy and Engagement Policy Project

Interfaith Scotland

Interfaith Glasgow

Interfaith Scotland

Intermediary

Inverclyde Women's Aid

Children Services

Inverness Badenoch and Strathspey Citizens Advice Bureau

Addressing Equality and Diversity Challenges in the Highlands

Inverness Women's Aid

Hard to Reach Project

Inverness Women's Aid

Children Services

Just Festivals

Just Festival

Kenyan Women in Scotland Association

Preventing FGM and addressing the impact of HTP

Kingdom Abuse Survivors Project

Domestic Abuse Support Project

Kinning Park Complex

KPC Community Inclusion Programme

Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

Leap Sports Scotland

LGBTI Equality in Sports Project

Legal Services Agency Limited (LSA)

Women's Project, Women and young persons' department

LetSBsafe2 Children 1st

Children Services

LGBT Health

LGBTI Helpline

LGBT Youth

Voices Unheard

LGBT Youth Scotland

Intermediary

LIMELIGHT MUSIC

Musical Identities Professional Development Programme

LINKnet Mentoring Limited

LINKnet's Mentoring and Training Project

Lochaber Women's Aid

Supporting and Empowering women

Lochaber Women's Aid

Children Services

Maryhill & Possilpark Citizens Advice Bureau

Maryhill & Possilpark Citizens Advice Bureau

Maryhill Integration Network

Maryhill Integration Network

Men in Childcare

Men in Childcare

Minority Ethnic Carers of Older People Project

MECOPP

Monklands Women's Aid

Women's Support Services

Monklands Women's Aid

Children Services

Moray Women's Aid

In Reach for Support

Moray Women's Aid

Children Services

Motherwell & District Women's Aid

Children Services

Multi-Cultural Family Base

The 4 Corners Project

National Deaf Children's Society

Deaf Sector Partnership

North Ayrshire Women's Aid

North Ayrshire Domestic Abuse Advocacy

North Ayrshire Women's Aid

Children Services

Orkney Women's Aid

Children Services

Outside the Box

Raising Awareness of Older People's Mental Health and Wellbeing

PATH SCOTLAND

Developing Management and Leadership Skills (DMLS)

People First (Scotland)

Parents Project

Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service

Future Prospects

Perth and Kinross Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

Perthshire Women's Aid

Children Services

Perthshire Women's Aid

Perth & Kinross Independent Domestic Abuse Advocacy

Perthshire Women's Aid

Women's Services

Pilton Community Health Project

Living in Harmony

Positive Action in Housing Ltd

New Migrants Action Project

Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland (RASASH)

Rape Crisis Support Service

Rape Crisis Centre Glasgow

FGM Survivor Support Service

Rape Crisis Centre Glasgow

Support & Access Service

Rape Crisis Centre Glasgow

Support to Report

Rape Crisis Scotland

Intermediary

Rape Crisis Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline

Rape Crisis Scotland (Forth Valley)

Rape Crisis Support Service

RASAC P&K

Survivor Support Services

Renfrewshire Women's Aid

Children Services

Respect/Men's Advice Line

Respect/Men's Advice Line

Ross-shire Women's Aid

Outreach Project

Ross-shire Women's Aid

Children Services

Royal National Institute for Deaf People

Hear For Welfare

Sacro

Another Way

Sacro

Caledonian

SafeLives

MARAC Development Programme

Saheilya

Champions for Change

Saheliya

Safeguarding Project

SAY Women

Outreach project

Scottish Borders Council

Pathway

Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

Empowering, Engaging and Connecting Diverse Communities

Scottish Council on Deafness

Deaf Sector Partnership

Scottish Disability Equality Forum

Inclusive Communication and Engagement

Scottish Older Peoples Assembly

Scottish Older Peoples Assembly

Scottish Police Authority

VRU for MVP

Scottish Refugee Council

Intermediary

Scottish Seniors Alliance

Scottish Seniors Alliance

Scottish Transgender Alliance

Intermediary

Scottish Women's Aid

Intermediary

Scottish Women's Convention

Intermediary

Scottish Women's Aid

Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

SCVO/Inclusion Scotland

Disability Internships

Sense Scotland

Inclusive Communication Hub

Shakti Women's Aid

Children Services

Shakti Women's Aid

Outreach Support Service for Black Minority Ethnic Women

Shetland Women's Aid

MARAC Shetland

Shetland Women's Aid

Children Services

Show Racism the Red Card

Tackling Contemporary Racism

Sikh Sanjog

Open Door Project

South Ayrshire Women's Aid

Prevention and Early Intervention Project

South Ayrshire Women's Aid

Children Services

South Lanarkshire Women's Aid

Children Services

South West Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

South West Scotland CJA

Caledonian

STEP/University of Edinburgh

Write to Work

Stirling & District Women's Aid

Preventing victimisation and re-victimisation

Stirling & District Women's Aid

Children Services

Stonewall Equality Limited

Intermediary

Strengthening Communities for Race Equality Scotland - SCOREscotland

The local CommUNITY Project

Waverley Care

Lifeskills and Wellbeing Project

Waverley Care/DARF

My Voice

WESREC

Good Community Relations

WESREC

Living Equality

West Dunbartonshire Council

Women's safety and support service

West Lothian Council

Children Services

West Lothian Council

West Lothian Domestic & Sexual Assault Services

Western Isles Rape Crisis Centre

Rape Crisis Support Service

Western Isles Women's Aid (Eilean Siar)

Children Services

White Ribbon

White Ribbon

Wigtownshire Wome