Northamptonshire Community Foundation joins forces with equality council to tackle discrimination

The partnership will help local groups to adopt new policy commitments

Monday, 5th October 2020, 10:42 am
Updated Monday, 5th October 2020, 10:46 am
The partnership hopes to address discrimination.

Two local charities are joining forces to help stamp out discrimination and inequality across the county.

Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council will promote good practice within the local charitable sector and will devise a series of conversations and training across 2021.

The training will include helping groups to adopt policy commitments and to create environments where people feel welcome, respected and safe from discrimination.

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The community foundation has carried out its own internal review on diversity, equality and inclusion with a set of actions to improve its own working procedures and standards.

The equality council has also developed a nine-point action plan in response to the Black Lives Matter movement to promote racial equality.

Michael Vaughan, Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council’s co-chair stated: “We are more than delighted to join Northamptonshire Community Foundation in the clarion call for social justice.

“Covid-19 has exposed the horrendous disparities in healthcare, education and life-chances for many groups in society.

“Together, we must, and we will, reduce inequalities and leave no one behind in Northamptonshire.”

Victoria Miles, CEO of Northamptonshire Community Foundation, added: “As a place-based, grant- giving organisation, we recognise the importance of ensuring that everyone feels they belong to their community and can take part.

“For this to truly happen, we have to reflect on and understand what diversity, equity and inclusion really means and adopt it in our day to day working practices.

“We look forward to working alongside Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council on this journey.”

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