Fife Contemporary celebrates being the first Arts organisation to gain the Bronze Equality Pathfinder Award!

Fife Contemporary is an independent visual art & craft organisation based in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and delivers a programme through partnerships and several locations or outlets in Fife and also online through their digital service.   Fife Contemporary made a public statement on their stance to reject racism, support the Black Lives Matter movement … Continue reading Fife Contemporary celebrates being the first Arts organisation to gain the Bronze Equality Pathfinder Award!

LOCAL GRANTS FOR LOCAL GROUPS

Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are delighted to announce a new partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund and members of Fife Equalities Forum to distribute community grants for small community-led groups.   These small grants aim to help community-led groups to build their capacity to engage with wider diverse communities and help improve the … Continue reading LOCAL GRANTS FOR LOCAL GROUPS

Nature and Mental Health – #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2021

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week! Mental health awareness week hopes to raise awareness of the importance of mental health throughout our lives, as well as how we can influence policy and work together to overcome the challenges and barriers created by mental health inequalities. This year there is a wide range of campaigns … Continue reading Nature and Mental Health – #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2021

NHS Fife – Community Testing Centres

NHS Fife's COVID-19 Community Testing Centres aim to provide quick and easy testing for members of the public without symptoms across Fife. At present the test centres are as follows: Maxwell Centre, Stenhouse Street, Cowdenbeath KY4 9DD Glebe Park Centre, Glebe Park, Kirkcaldy KY1 1BL Chapel Neighbourhood Centre, Chapel Road, Kirkcaldy KY2 6TT Savoy Centre, … Continue reading NHS Fife – Community Testing Centres

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Fife Women’s Tent – Women Returners at Sky Dunfermline

Fife Centre for Equalities are excited to announce that we will be continuing our partnership with SKY (Dunfermline) as part of the Scottish Government’s Women Returners project! The Women Returners Project aims to ensure that marginalised women are not further disadvantaged in the labour market as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be … Continue reading Fife Women’s Tent – Women Returners at Sky Dunfermline

16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women Fife 2020

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign starts on the 25 November 2020, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and will be running until 10 December 2020 - Human Rights Day. Local services such as Fife … Continue reading 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women Fife 2020

Social Change through Collective Action by Damian Hoggan-Radu

We all like to listen to stories, versions of the same story, or different types of stories, but what’s important is that the narrative of a story has a powerful effect on us as people. We also like to tell stories, especially about things that happened to us. In fact, this is how we communicate on a daily basis, when we catch up with friends and family, we exchange stories. And the narrative of an event becomes even more important when we experience a negative incident. In narrating that incident, we allow others to empathize with us, but the narration also allows us to better process the facts and the emotional implications.

Equality News Update: New Job Roles for Fife Centre for Equalities Staff Team

We are delighted to announce that the Trustees of Fife Centre for Equalities have approved a new staffing structure for the organisation.  From 01 August 2020, all existing and future staff will follow the new structure accordingly.  Lee Ryan, Chair of Fife Centre for Equalities, said:  “The Board of Trustees considers that the review of FCE’s structure, with … Continue reading Equality News Update: New Job Roles for Fife Centre for Equalities Staff Team

ONE YEAR TO APPLY FOR SETTLED STATUS: FIFE MSP ENCOURAGES EU CITIZENS TO STAY

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has written an open letter to EU citizens in her constituency to encourage them to apply for settled status before next year’s 30 June deadline. EU Citizens living in the UK have to apply for settled status as part of the UK Government’s post-Brexit registration system. Jenny is … Continue reading ONE YEAR TO APPLY FOR SETTLED STATUS: FIFE MSP ENCOURAGES EU CITIZENS TO STAY

POLICE SCOTLAND – MESSAGE TO COMMUNITIES

Message from Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie – 22nd May 2020 Police Scotland continue to urge victims and witnesses of hate crime to report it during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the impact this type of incident can have on individuals, their families, friends and the wider community. Police Scotland is fully committed to keeping … Continue reading POLICE SCOTLAND – MESSAGE TO COMMUNITIES

Kindness in Lockdown Video Campaign

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, we've launched a wee competition to encourage people to be kind during the lockdown. Share with us a two-minute video of your community activity which demonstrates inclusion and kindness.  In return, we will send you a little gift! Send your clips to us via:  Email: info@centreforequalities.org.uk  Facebook: Facebook.com/fifecentreforequalities Twitter: Twitter.com/FCE_Team … Continue reading Kindness in Lockdown Video Campaign

Equality Cats: Lockdown Edition!

The Equality Cats have had to stop their tour of Fife because of the lockdown, but that's not stopping them from having fun! They've been keeping themselves busy with lots of different activities, from learning an instrument to a spot of gardening. A big thank you to Axelle (https://portfolio.axlcreations.co.uk/portfolio/) for capturing the Equality Cats in … Continue reading Equality Cats: Lockdown Edition!