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Platform Champions Diversity – Grants Now Available

1 March 2023
2 mins

Platform Housing Group has once again launched its popular grant initiative in a bid to encourage and champion diversity within its communities.

Group wide grants of up to £500*, will become available from 28th February, to support projects that encourage, celebrate and highlight equality, diversity and inclusion within its localities, across the Midlands.

The grants aim to celebrate community diversity and differences, encourage inclusion and therefore must have positive impacts on the group’s customer base and communities alike – either directly or indirectly. Platform will be looking to hear from groups and organisations who would like to bring different groups of people together and promote good relations between them; especially if the project aims to give a voice to communities rarely heard from.  

Examples of projects that would be considered for grant support include:   

  • Awareness campaign projects around issues such as mental health, disability (visible and invisible), LGBT inclusion, ethnic or religious diversity, neuro-diversity
  • Events celebrating different cultures and traditions
  • Pioneering groups set up for people who may feel excluded or marginalised in localities 
  • Projects promoting greater dialogue between diverse communities

“Platform Housing Group is one of the largest Housing Associations in the Midlands and has a real sense of social purpose” Tom Piotrowski, Diversity and Inclusion Manager stated. He continued “We pride ourselves on playing our part in building stronger and more resilient communities and for us our Diversity Grants are just part of our commitment to do just that”.

Platform actively encourages organisations, community groups and charities to apply for the grants - click here for more information.