Equal Scotland is a national equality and diversity organisation. We research, identify and address gaps in the Equalities Landscape across all Protected Characteristics. We aim to work with all stakeholders to champion and sustain essential and impactful programmes. We strive to increase and enhance all opportunities towards a more Equal Scotland.
“Equal Scotland is a newly established and registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). It was founded to offer a new innovative and social enterprise model and structure as the start of a new generation of the Third Sector in Scotland. We tackle inequalities across Scotland through researching, identifying and addressing needs or gaps throughout the equalities landscape in Scotland. Equal Scotland is a cost-effective, progressive, sustainable and ethical organisation which incorporates elements of social enterprise whilst tackling inequalities. We aim to have a national profile by 2018 and we welcome all individuals and organisations from across the voluntary, public and private sectors, to join us as (free) members to collectively tackle inequalities, discrimination and prejudice faced by society and to encourage and improve collective action and community empowerment. We are passionate about people and our ethos is one which focuses on the importance of developing collaborative sustainable partnerships whilst identifying and addressing gaps in service provisions across the Equalities landscape in Scotland.
Equal Scotland has 3 key charitable purposes which form the basis of our ethos, model and strategy. These are:
(1) To promote issues of Equality and Diversity through raising-awareness and increasing knowledge and understanding
(2) To advance education through the provision of learning opportunities for all via events, discussions, seminars, lectures and exhibitions
(3) The advancement of citizenship and community development through working with communities to actively engage in social and civic life to achieve social equality for all.”