Equally Safe is Scotland’s strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls. It was developed by the Scottish Government and COSLA and sets out a vision of a strong and flourishing Scotland where all individuals are equally safe and respected, and where women and girls live free from all forms of violence and abuse and the attitudes that help perpetuate it.
Delivering Equally Safe is the Scottish Government’s funding programme to support third sector organisations and public bodies contribute to the objectives, priorities and outcomes of the Equally Safe Strategy.
In 2021 the Scottish Government’s Delivering Equally Safe fund committed £38 million initially over two years to 121 projects focused on providing vital support to survivors, and on essential work to tackle gender-based violence through preventative measures. The fund has since been extended to run from October 2021 to March 2025.
Delivering Equally Safe funding is managed by Inspiring Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.
You can see a full list of organisations and details on the projects funded through Delivering Equally Safe here.
“There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.”
– United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon
This page provides key information for Delivering Equally Safe funded organisations including dates, templates and guidance for reporting, as well as resources and recordings from training and learning sessions.
You will need a password to access this page. The password has been shared with all funded organisations.
If you have any questions, please contact DESEnquiries@inspiringscotland.org.uk.
Each year between the 25th November and 10th December communities across the world take part in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. The campaign calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
We have pulled together information on the events that Delivering Equally Safe funded organisations are hosting this year. Events range from open days, to speeches, training and online sessions. Topics include tackling economic abuse, how the media shapes attitudes, young people’s activism, and the relationship between disability and GBV.
If you would like to add or update an existing event, please contact DESEnquiries@inspiringscotland.org.uk.Click here
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