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.
- civil status
- ethnicity / nationality / race
- family status
- religion and belief
- sexual orientation
- 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.
Projects which celebrate the diversity that exists among Trinity students and staff, and/or make minority groups more visible in our community
Learning from Each Other
Projects which show how diversity enriches the educational experience inside and outside the classroom, and/or how each of us can learn from those who are different to ourselves
Structural Change for Equality
Projects which embed the commitment to equality in a procedure, practice or facility, ensuring that Trinity’s systems and structures complement its equality goals
Projects which promote increased participation of an under-represented group and/or support that group in realising their full academic, career or extra-curricular potential
Projects which foster connections between diverse groups and contribute to an inclusive, welcoming culture in the university
Putting Policy into Practice
Projects which increase awareness of Trinity’s equality-related policies, and/or assist staff/students in implementing these policies in their everyday activities
The 2016/17 Equality Fund has been allocated to the following projects:
|#Queer||Sexual orientation and gender identity||LGBT Staff Network|
|Celebrating Urdu Poetry in Music||Ethnicity and religion||Individual student and staff member, Music Society, Literary Society|
|Gas Gals Gig||Gender||Trinity Arts Festival|
|I Can Now Go Out and Smell the Flowers||Age and disability (dementia)||Individual staff members, Trinity EngAGE, external organisations|
|Learning to Build New Lives||Ethnicity (refugees)||Individual staff members|
|Ongoing Support for Students with Addiction||Disability (addiction)||Student Counselling Service and Students' Union|
|Peers without Pressure||Disability (mental health)||Health Centre, Health Promotion Office, Trinity Sport, Disability Service|
|Releasing Potential 2017||Care leavers||Individual staff (School of Social Work and Social Policy)|
|Sex and Money||Gender||Graduate Students' Union, in collaboration with various others|
|Student Parent Fit Kids||Family status||Students' Union|
|"Trinity for All" Soccer Tournament||Socio-economic disadvantage||Trinity Access Programmes|
|Visualising Diversity in Practice||Disability||Disability Service|
|Women Who Wow||Gender||Launchbox|
The Equality Fund Showcase is an annual event which highlights the projects funded by the Equality Fund in the previous year. The 2016 Showcase was held on Friday 4th November in the Global Room. Don't worry if you missed it, you can still view the Showcase Presentation (and addendum) here.