Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund 2016 - 17


The Scottish Government’s Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund (PECF) 2016 -17 is now open to applications.  The fund is for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. Funding will only be granted for projects which work with, or on behalf of, people who are disadvantaged due to their protected characteristics.  Priority will be given to projects who can demonstrate a strong track record of delivering effective local services.

The fund outcomes are:

  • Discrimination against people who share protected characteristics is reduced, and multiple discrimination is addressed so that barriers to participation are reduced.
  • People covered by hate crime legislation experience lower levels of hate crime.
  • People and communities are supported to participate in and engage with services and civic society; their contribution is recognised and community cohesion is increased.
  • Current imbalances in representation in all aspects and levels of public life, including education and employment, are addressed to better reflect our communities.

Applicants should also show how their project would help deliver one or more of the Scottish Government Equality Outcomes

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 16 March 2016. If you have any queries about the fund, please email

Supporting Documents

PECF Eligibility Criteria

PECF Application form

PECF Budget form

PECF Application Guidance

Completed applications should be sent to