- Applications must be submitted using the pro forma template provided online. Please click here to access the form.
- The School/Directorate/Unit should work closely with the member of staff on their application.
- Applications for support from the Fund must then be submitted to the Diversity and Inclusion Unit.
- Each application will be considered on its own merits and applications will only be approved or refused after careful consideration and agreement between the School/ Directorate/ Unit and a representative from the Diversity and Inclusion Unit.
- Applications for support from the Fund will be shared on an equal (“50/50”) basis between the applicant’s School/Department and the Diversity and Inclusion Unit subject to a maximum contribution of £300 per person/application per annum from the Diversity and Inclusion Unit. This is to ensure as many people as possible can benefit from the Fund.
For example if an applicant sought financial support of £500 this would split £250 equally between the Diversity and Inclusion Unit and the applicant’s School/Directorate/ Unit.
If an applicant sought financial support of £750, this would be split £300 (Diversity and Inclusion Unit) and £450 by applicant’s School/Directorate/ Unit.
- Schools/Directorates/Units may not submit more than one application for a particular member of staff in any one year (1 August to 31 July).
- Applications for support from the Fund will be considered on a first come first served basis and will continue until such time as the available budget (within the Diversity and Inclusion Unit) is reduced to nil.
- The administration and management of the Fund will be kept under review by the Diversity and Inclusion Unit in order to ensure fair and equal access to support for disabled staff.
- Access to Assistive Technology (e.g. software including but not limited to Read and Write Gold; Mindview; JAWS; Dragon etc) must be made separately to Information Services and will not be supported from the Fund.
- Any changes to the Terms of Reference will be communicated to the University’s Disability Forum.