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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 2018-2019

Project proposals relating to these themes have been prioritised in the selection process

Welcome to Trinity

Projects which contribute to making Trinity a welcoming place to students, staff or visitors from other countries or cultures

Age-Friendly Trinity

Projects which promote one or more of the Ten Principles of the Age-Friendly University (

Human Rights and Equality

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

Sharing Beliefs

Projects which promote the respectful exchange of beliefs (be they religious, political or other) and positive relationships between different faith/political communities

Trinity and the Traveller Community

Projects which highlight the present and/or historical contribution of members of the Traveller community to Trinity, and promote inclusion of the Traveller community among Trinity students/staff

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 2018 Showcase was held on Thursday 25 October. 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