The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recently published their report “The future of funding for equality and human rights in Britain” which delves into how EU funding currently impacts on equalities and human rights in Britain, and the challenges and opportunities ahead for the sector.
European Union (EU) structural funds support economic development across EU countries. They are used to provide funding to some of the most disadvantaged groups in the UK.
In this report, the EHRC explores how EU structural funds promote equality and human rights across Great Britain and address some of the shortcomings in how the funds operate.
The UK government has committed to replacing these funds with a ‘UK Shared Prosperity Fund’ when we leave the EU.
The EHRC makes recommendations for how the new fund should operate, from an equality and human rights perspective.
It also makes recommendations for how the UK Share Prosperity Fund should operate to replace the current funding system. You can download and read the full report here.