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Equality Office - Trinity College Dublin

Equality Fund


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About the Equality Fund

The Equality Fund is available to staff and student applications on a competitive basis for equality projects within Trinity. The Equality Fund aims to facilitate equality initiatives and to promote and celebrate diversity in all areas of the University.

Initiatives covering the 9 grounds of discrimination will be considered:

  1. age
  2. gender
  3. marital status
  4. family status
  5. race and ethnicity
  6. membership of the traveller community
  7. disability
  8. sexual orientation
  9. religion and belief

Initiatives will also be considered for other diversity groups which may be of particular relevance.

Each round of funding will outline priority themes for applications (see Equality Fund Themes 2015-2016 detailed below).

The Fund is specially designed to facilitate innovative and creative equality projects. Staff and student initiatives are funded.


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Equality Fund Themes 2015-2016

  1. Diversity and Participation in University Life
  2. Age and Inclusion
  3. Gender Equality
  4. Cultures Meeting in Trinity
  5. Accessible Spaces
  6. Wellbeing and University Life
  7. Human Rights & LGBT Rights

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Equality Fund Showcase

The Equality Fund Showcase is an annual event which highlights the projects funded by the Equality Fund in the previous year. The 2015 Equality Fund Showcase will be held on Thursday 26 November at 1pm in Room 3.19, Áras an Phiarsaigh, and all are welcome to attend. Those interested in applying to the 2015-16 Fund are particularly encouraged to come and meet with last year’s project organisers, who will be on hand to share their advice and experience.

Date:      Thursday 26th November

Time:      1.00pm-2.00pm

Venue:   Room 3.19, Áras an Phiarsaigh, Trinity College Dublin

All welcome and admission is free


How to Apply


Equality Fund Sub-Committee membership

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Equality Fund Terms of Reference

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Information for project organizers

Equality Fund payment guidelines

Equality Fund feedback form

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Last updated: Feb 24 2016.