Equality in the Community

Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) receives funding from the Scottish Government’s Equality Unit through its Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund 2017-2020 to deliver the project Equality in the Community,which seeks to tackle hate crime, discrimination and also increase participation of people and communities affected by these so they are supported to participate in and engage with services and civic society in Central Scotland.

Aims of the project

The Equality in the Community project aims to reduce the negative effects of inequality, hate and marginalisation experienced by persons from the ethnic minority communities, LGBTI persons and disabled persons living, working and/or studying in Central Scotland, covering the areas of Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire. It will take an intersectional approach to these issues and will address the challenges faced by those with multiple protected characteristics, especially women and children.

The project will engage with local community groups to discuss and address their experiences and concerns. It will strive to act as liaison between them and partner public and third sector agencies to ensure that practical solutions to these concerns are developed and delivered.

Anticipated outcomes

The outcomes that we will work towards are:
1. Discrimination against people who share protected characteristics is reduced, and multiple discrimination is addressed so that barriers to participation are reduced.
2. People covered by hate crime legislation experience lower levels of hate crime.
3. People and communities are supported to participate in and engage with services and civic society; their contribution is recognised and community cohesion is increased.


 Should you have any questions about the Equality in the Community project, please contact Linsay Taylor, Equality Engagement Officer at CSREC, on 01324 610950 or at laura@csrec.org.uk or info@csrec.org.uk

This project is funded by: