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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Active Cumbria is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity and inclusion within our workforce, in the partnerships we support and in the services we deliver. We oppose all forms or unlawful and unfair discrimination including direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. 

The Partnership aims to break down the barriers to make sport accessible to all ensuring that everyone in Cumbria has more opportunities to participate in sport and enjoy physical activity as an integral part of everyday life, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

What are we doing?

Through the Together Fund we have supported a number of projects in our Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities.  These include the Women's Panah Project in Carlisle, Groundwork Empowering Communities in Allerdale, Multicultural Cumbria and Furness Multi-Cultural Forum Youth Club.  You can find out more about the projects hereThe next phase of Together Fund will see a continuation of this focused work. 

We also continue to learn from other Active Partnerships to understand how they are approaching and driving this work forwards. This learning has been so useful and provides reassurance that we are moving in the right direction through to practical advice and sharing of resources. 

Members fo the team have received awareness training around issues such as trans awareness, mental health, dementia friends, and equality and diversity amongst others. We have also signed up to the Sporting Equal Charter and continue to learn and develop our knowledge around racial equality.

Disability

LGBTQ+

Ethnic Diversity

Activity Alliance is the national body for disabled people in sport and physical activity throughout England.

Women in Sport - Transforming sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK

Sporting Equals is an independent body that actively works to promote ethnic diversity throughout the sporting community.