Civil Society Media is today launching a bursary scheme, offering free access to our products to ten people who may struggle to access career development opportunities in the sector.
Research and testimonies from people with lived experience show that there is systemic discrimination in the sector that puts people of colour and those with a disability at a disadvantage. We also know that that others face prejudice on the basis of gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion, sex and sexual orientation.
In a bid to redress the balance, Civil Society Media is offering ten bursaries. Successful applicants will be able to choose three items from our portfolio of publications, training and events, which is estimated to be valued at £500.
Matthew Nolan, chief executive of Civil Society Media, said: "Charities should be leading the way when it comes to championing the benefits of a diverse community. But we know that people with protected characteristics or those who come from different backgrounds are under-represented in senior positions in the sector itself.
"We believe this is partly due to the fact that these people are not always afforded the same training and development opportunities as their counterparts. So that's why we're offering ten bursary places, giving free access to our events and publications."
To be eligible you must be a person of a protected characteristic (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation) who is employed by or volunteers as a trustee for a charity.
Full details are outlined on the application form (below).Download the Civil Society Media Bursary Scheme application form
The deadline to apply is Monday 16 March. Completed application forms should be emailed to [email protected]