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Equality Fund

The Trinity Equality Fund is specially designed to facilitate innovative and creative equality projects by staff and students across the university.

Each year, a fund (normally €10,000) is made available to staff and student applications for small grants for projects which promote equality in Trinity. Initiatives covering the following grounds protected in equality legislation are prioritised, but other diversity groups may also be considered.

  1. age
  2. civil status
  3. disability
  4. ethnicity / nationality / race
  5. family status
  6. gender
  7. religion and belief
  8. sexual orientation
  9. traveller community

Each round of funding outlines priority themes for applications. For further details on the application and selection process, please see How to Apply.

Priority Themes 2017-2018

This page will be updated in respect of the 2018-19 Fund at a later date.


Projects which promote a better balance of representation in any aspect of university life, ensuring that the diversity of the Trinity community is reflected in its structures and activities


Projects which enable those who have experienced disadvantage to reach their full potential, and/or equip allies to play their part for equality


Projects which provide or facilitate a greater insight into equality matters in Trinity, thereby supporting evidence-based action for equality


Projects which foster respect for difference and contribute to an inclusive, welcoming culture in the university

Human Rights

Projects which explore the connections between equality and human rights, and promote greater understanding of these connections among the university community

Equality Fund Showcase

The Equality Fund Showcase is an annual event which highlights the projects funded by the Equality Fund in the previous year - potential applicants are highly recommended to attend.

The 2017 Showcase was held at 1-2pm on Thursday 19 October, in the Global Room, and you can view the project presentations here.

close-up of project posters on noticeboard two young women presenting slideshow on "Oxford Women's Open" to a small crowd in the Global Room Close up of several copies of "Guide for Students with Disabilities on Professional Placement" on table