The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Third Sector Network

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Equality and Diversity UK in partnership with Cartwheel Arts have established an EDI Network for the Third Sector including Charities and Voluntary Sector Organisations.

The Network aims to

  • Promote equality, tackle discrimination and foster good relationships between diverse groups of people
  • Foster provide updated EDI information/news for local Charities and voluntary sector organisations locally
  • Support both organisations and individuals to develop and improve their understanding of equality and their everyday practice
  • Offer support to individuals and their organisation to engage in appropriate discounted staff development and training which increases their ability to deliver on this agenda
Equality Diversity and Inclusion Third Sector Network

 What the Third Sector Network does

  • Draws together a wide range of information about all aspects of equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights
  • Provides its members with the information, expertise and understanding they need to promote equality, tackle discrimination, and to foster good relationships between diverse groups.
  • Provides a space for developing dialogue, experience, skills, understanding to improve and develop professional equality practice
  • Strengthens the contribution of organisations to public policy by sharing expertise and advancing shared views
  • Provides consultancy, advice and support to member organisations

 What's on offer?

A wide range of resources put together to meet the needs of individuals and organisations. The needs will be met through:

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  • Subsidised Professional development workshops
  • Providing professional development opportunities for equality practitioners
  • Networking with a wide range of professionals (locally/nationally)
  • Providing an online forum space to support open discussion of equality, diversity and inclusion issues
  • Peer support and practical advice from members
  • Development of an online equality resource Dropbox library
  • Production of toolbox talks, factsheets and briefing notes
  • A voice for practitioners to raise issues and share good and developing practice
  • Developing the understanding, knowledge and skills of professionals and individuals
  • Update on new and existing equality resources
  • Individual and organisational support, advice and guidance


On the EDI Network, there is a large online resource library. All of the resources are free to download. Resources cover all of the Protected Characteristics.

 The Equality Review

The Equality Review is our quarterly publication with news and features about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. It was first launched in October 2010, and was developed to:

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  • provide an understanding of current equalities legislation
  • explore good and developing practice
  • explore the some of the long term and underlying causes of disadvantage that need to be addressed by education providers
  • provide practical tools to implement equality into teaching, learning and everyday practice for: employers, education providers (specifically FE and WBL but where relevant including topics that support schools and other providers of teaching, learning and training)
  • research areas of policy, practice and need.
  • commission initiatives in order to gain a better understanding of the latest policy, practice and development.

Click here to view a recent edition of the Review

 Membership Cost for local charities and voluntary sector organisations

The Network subscription cost depends on the income of the individual organisation

Annual Income Annual membership cost
Under £100,000 per year £95 per year
Between £100,000 and £500,000 per year £150 per year
Over £500,000 per year £250 per year

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