Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
At Gloucestershire Community Foundation, people are at the heart of everything we do and we recognise that everyone has a unique contribution to make to the life of our communities.
We are committed to providing equality of opportunity and welcome the involvement of all people in our work and aim to treat everyone with equal respect.
Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy helps guide us so we can achieve our vision of Gloucestershire being a place where people and communities are empowered to become resilient and strong.
We comply with equality and anti-discrimination regulations but we also strive to promote and live by greater inclusion across all our working practises. We are working to a plan to help us to make positve change as an organisation Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Plan
We know that discrimination can happen in employment and the provision of services. We support the principle of equal opportunities and oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, disability, age or sexual orientation. We will take every possible step to ensure that prospective employees, our staff, our donors and our grant applicants do not receive unfair or unlawful treatment from us.
There is still a long way to go, but we are committed to addressing inequality and injustice throughout Gloucestershire.
At present our applications can be made online and we also offer Word documents for those that would like them. We are open to suggestions that would make applications easier and are willing to meet face to face or take telephone applications where this would be helpful and are also open to receiving video applications. Please contact Sarah Sharma, Grants Manager to discuss further.
We have a diverse group of volunteer grant panel members who make the decisions regarding how we spend our funds to award grants. As well as varied experience and skills, this includes diversity of age, ethnicity, gender and background as well as covering the main geographical districts in our county.
We continue to monitor the number of grants made towards reducing inequalities as well as minority communities and strive to increase these levels wherever possible through our grantmaking.