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Apply for an institutional level award

Any UK higher education institution which is a member of ECU’s Race Equality Charter (REC) can submit an application for an award. Member institutions are required to submit an application within three years of joining REC.

When to apply

Applications for REC will be accepted in July and February of each year. Applicants must inform us of their intention to submit an application two months in advance of each deadline. To inform us of your intention to submit for the July 2019 award round please complete the intention to submit form.

Submitting an application

Applications for awards need to be submitted using the Race Equality Charter application form.

Race Equality Charter surveys

As part of the REC process institutions will need to conduct a survey. Survey templates and guidance are available on our Race Equality Charter Resources page.

FAQs

Which award are we eligible to apply for? >

Any UK higher education institution that is a member of REC can apply for a Bronze or Silver level REC award. It is anticipated that first time applicants will apply for Bronze first, before moving on to Silver. Both awards use the same application form, but there are some additional requirements throughout for Silver applicants.

Submission rounds >

February 2020 round

Notification of intention to submit deadline: 5.00pm, Thursday 12 December 2019 
Submission deadline: 5.00pm, Thursday 13 February 2020

July 2020 round

Notification of intention to submit deadline: 5.00pm, Thursday 21 May 2020
Submission deadline: 5.00pm, Thursday 23 July 2020

February 2021 round

Notification of intention to submit deadline: 5.00pm, Thursday 17 December 2020 
Submission deadline: 5.00pm, Thursday 18 February 2021