Call for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion priorities funding 2023-24

June 19th, 2023

The university is pleased to offer the opportunity to apply for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Priorities Funding.

This funding is offered to projects that will help contribute towards our EDI Priorities for 2023/24, which are:

Priority Area 1: Diversification of the workforce and career development

  • (1.1) Inclusive recruitment
  • (1.2) Reward, recognition and career progression

Priority Area 2: Awareness raising and education

  • (2.1) Write and implement an Institutional Disability Equality Action Plan
  • (2.2) An antiracist university
  • (2.3) Reproductive and gynaecological health awareness
  • (2.4) LGBTQIA+ data collection and analysis

Priority Area 3: Support

  • (3.1) Wellbeing resources
  • (3.2) Neurodiversity support
  • (3.3) Review the resources available to support LGBTQIA+ members of UoN
  • (3.4) Understanding and learning from the lived experiences of our university community

Further details about the EDI Priorities for 2023/24 can be found on our one-page summary.

Projects can bid for funding between £500 to £3,000, but the project must:

  • Be delivered and the funding spent in the academic year of 2023/24
  • Clearly demonstrate how it will impact on the EDI strategic priority (and the associated action)
  • Factor in evaluation that shows how the project has met the desired outcome

Your project can be Faculty, School or Department focused, as long as it aligns to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Priorities for 2023/24.

To apply for funding, please complete this MS Form.

Projects will be reviewed by our EDI Theme Leads and be ranked against the following criteria:

  • Overall project innovation and case for support (score out of 5)
  • Match with EDI Priorities (score out of 5)
  • Impact measurement (score out of 5)
  • Value for money (score out of 2)
  • Sustainability (score out of 3)
  • Suitable for funding under scheme/not suitable for funding


The deadline for applications is Friday 1 September 2023 at 1pm, with decisions to be communicated to successful applicants by October.

All funds must be spent by 31 July 2024. If you have any general questions about the application process, please contact

Ineligible costs

The fund should be used for developing new ideas and initiatives and should not be used to fund anything which could be considered ‘business as usual’ or something which is required in order for us to fulfil our legal or regulatory obligations.

Funding cannot be used for academic staff time buyout but may be used for supporting project activities, as long as the value of the award does not exceed £3,000 but matched funding may be considered if included as part of the application.

For more specific enquiries about your project or advice on submitting, please contact the EDI Coordinators.

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