DO YOU OR YOUR ORGANISATION WANT TO BE AN LGBT+ CHAMPION?
What is the LGBT Champions Scheme?
Darlington ARQ recognise the importance of LGBT education and awareness in everything that we do. We also want to roll this out to anyone who wishes to take advantage of it. By working together with organisations it is our aim to encourage them to fulfil a set of evidence based aims and “promises” in order to become an LGBT Champion.
What is the process?
The organisation (or individual) and Darlington ARQ work together to achieve:
- Inclusive Policies & Procedures
- Inclusive Staff Involvement
- Successful engagement of Allies
- Managerial Support of LGBT People
- LGBT Public Engagement
- This is backed up by delivery to the organisation (or individual) of our LGBT Awareness Training
At the end of the process and on completion of the agreement:
- The organisation (or individual) receives an award that they can display in their premises
- The organisation (or individual) receives publicity across all Darlington ARQ’s social media and a press release to the local press
- All participants in the training receive an individual certificate of recognition for their achievement
- An increased public profile with relation to the organisations Equality and Diversity
What are the benefits to my organisation?
By demonstrating their commitment to the scheme; the organisation (or individual) will:
- Receive free publicity
- Receive free advertising through our social media
- Receive updated and realistic training in LGBT awareness
- Gain recognition as being an LGBT Champion
Research has indicated that this can increase productivity of the organisation by demonstrating their commitment to the diversity of the their staff team, not to mention the huge un-tapped “pink” pound.
How to I apply for the scheme?
Is there a cost?
Yes there is a set cost for this however it is negotiable to suit the individual needs of the organisations budget.
Current Award Holders:
Listed below are the organisations that have successfully completed out LGBT Champions Scheme and are the proud holders of their very own LGBT Champion Award