FE Week reports ‘Colleges and training providers left disappointed as equality and diversity fund closed’.
‘The Equality and Diversity Good Practice Fund was the source of 29 innovative projects in 2014/15, but providers hoping to access funding this year will be disappointed to find it is no longer available.
The fund, previously known as the Equality and Diversity Inclusion Fund, has been available for five years so far and was established to encourage and support innovate work that promotes equality and diversity.
But a spokesperson for the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) has confirmed to FE Week that there are “currently no plans to fund new equality and diversity projects in 2015/16”. ‘ (FE Week)