Barriers to political representation: disability and the EnAble fund DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION closes 16th October

In May 2018, Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Women and Equalities, announced an interim fund (the EnAble fund) of up to £250,000 to support disabled candidates, primarily for the forthcoming English local elections in 2019.

Expressions of interest are sought by the Government Equalities Office, to conduct research on barriers to political representation for people with disabilities and to examine how the EnAble fund has been used to support disabled candidates in local elections by meeting the disability-related expenses they face.

The research will involve a rapid evidence review, research with disabled MPs, councillors and people who have considered putting themselves forward for selection/election or campaigned and were not elected, research with the EnAble fund administrator, applicants and recipients of the EnAble fund and collation and analysis of the EnAble fund monitoring data.

THE DEADLINE FOR EOIs IS 1PM, MONDAY 15th OCTOBER 2018

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