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