Do you consider your organisation to be diversity led?
We are collecting data on equalities to better understand the make-up of the organisations
this fund will support. We have a commitment to ensuring that we fully represent the diversity
of the sector in our funding.
By diversity led we mean that either (i) 51% or above, of the board and senior management
team are from diverse backgrounds: or (ii) organisations self-define as diverse-led based on
who is making their key strategic decisions. By ‘making key decisions’ we mean that decisions
on core strategic and financial matters are taken by a diverse group of decision-makers, not
that consultation is undertaken as part of decisions that are subsequently taken by a group
that is not diverse-led. These definitions are informed by research by the Arts Council.
An example to help you to answer the following question is:
If you have 70% of your leadership team that identify as BAME, 60% that identify as women,
30% that have a disability and 20% that are LGBT, you would answer 'Yes' for BAME-Led and
Woman-Led, then 'No' for Disability-Led and LGBT-Led.