SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT ANALYTICAL SERVICES DIVISION: SOCIAL RESEARCH
NEW PROJECT: EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED
Expressions of interest are invited for the following project:-
ETHNIC MINORITY GRANT SCHEME REVIEW
The Ethnic Minorities Grant Scheme (EMGS) gives Scottish Executive grants to voluntary organisations in Scotland for projects designed to reduce discrimination and promote racial equality. It aims to provide initial funding to foster new projects which help support black and minority ethnic people in Scotland by identifying and meeting specific needs and improving access to mainstream services. The Scottish Executive Development Department wishes to commission research to explore the extent to which the EMGS contributes to the black and minority ethnic voluntary sector's developmental needs. The aims of the research will be to identify:- the main development needs and priorities for the black and minority ethnic voluntary sector in Scotland; the extent to which the EMGS meets the needs and priorities of the sector; the extent to which the EMGS contributes to the Scottish Executive's policy objectives; and what changes to the focus of the EMGS, if any, are necessary in order for it to better meet the needs and priorities of the sector and the Scottish Executive. It is anticipated that the work will be carried out over a 2-month period (June-July 2004). The study will be managed by Voluntary Issues Social Research.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 3 May 2004. Please use the Expressions of Interest proforma available from Paul Cooper ( Paul.Cooper@scotland.gsi.gov.uk); forms are also to be submitted to Paul Cooper.