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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18080: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 8 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many stakeholders engaged in race equality submitted an application to the Workplace Equality Fund, and how it encouraged such applications, in line with the commitments of the Race Equality Action Plan 2017-2021.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 27 August 2018

In Round 1 of the Workplace Equality Fund there were 7 applications from organisations who are primarily focussed on race equality. The Voluntary Action Fund (VAF) who manage the Workplace Equality Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government, and Scottish Government have encouraged applications to the Fund through face to face meetings with stakeholders engaged in race equality, emails, social media campaigns, conferences and Ministerial events.