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Equality North East

The North East Equality Awards

We will be inviting applications for the following award categories:

  • Organisations up to 50 Staff
  • Organisations between 51 and 250 Staff
  • Educational and Training Organisations up to 50 Staff
  • Educational and Training Organisations over 50 Staff
  • Larger Organisations Making a Difference in the Community
  • Individuals Making a Difference
  • Groups Making a Difference
  • The TUC Working Lives Award
  • Organisations Supporting People with Disabilities

All of which can be completed using the following application form.

Complete the form below to apply for the 2018 North East Equality Awards
  Name of Business or Organisation
  Number of Employees
  Description of business activity

This will be used for publicity purposes.
  Please state the types of learners underrepresented in your programmes. Consider the protected characteristics.

For Educational and Training Organisations only (Organisations Subject to Ofsted)
Town or City
Contact Name
Provide a name for Equality North East to contact should they need to discuss your application.

About the North East Equality Awards

The North East Equality Awards recognise and reward those employers, learning providers and individuals who strive to ensure that good equality and diversity practices are implemented in the work place thereby improving recruitment and retention for people from diverse groups.

To be recognised as such an employer not only brings with it positive publicity, improving reputation and image but also real business benefits. Previous winners and short-listed applicants are excellent examples of how good policies and procedures lead to increased chances of winning contracts, better staff retention rates and a greater chance of finding the right people to do the job.

Each section has a word limit of 1000 words

Please refer to the Application Guidelines when completing the following questions.


What have you done to advance Equality in your organisation? OR Tell us about ONE project initiative or strategy to engage your community.


What were your reasons behind the action you took? How did you ensure the opportunity and development was/is sustainable?


What action have you taken to address underrepresentation in your employees, service users or learners? How successful have you been?


Considering all of the above how successful have you been?


In 50-100 words tell us the main outcomes of your equality practices and how they have impacted on your business.


You must also complete and return the monitoring form.

Download the monitoring form

If you would like support in developing your policies as part of the application process, please contact Helen Fletcher at Equality North East on 0191 426 4399 or email:


Where to return completed applications :

Helen Fletcher
Gateshead College
Future Technology Centre
Barmston Court
Nissan Way

Tel: 0191 426 4399


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