Equity fund for POC

Unfortunately, applications are now closed because all the available money has been used. If you need the money and missed out, we would encourage you to try again next year.

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This is the information page for autistic people of colour who are interested in applying for funding towards attending Autscape 2022. This project is endorsed by, but independent from The Autscape Organisation. To find out more about who we are and why this has been set up, please see our fundraiser.

Note: This independent equity fund is separate from Autscape's own bursary scheme.

(Page last updated on 2 May 2022)

Information for applicants

If you are an autistic person of colour who would like to attend Autscape for the first time, you can apply for funding towards the cost of a place.

We may be able to fund up to £230 towards the cost of attending. Please note we are only able to provide funding towards the fees of one person per family group.

Please check you meet the following criteria before applying:

If you meet the above criteria please use this form to apply. Applications must be received by 17th June. You will be informed as to whether your application has been successful by 30th June. If you have any difficulty with the application process or have any further questions please contact us at equity@autscape.org and we will do our best to help.

FAQs

How much will you fund?

The maximum amount we will fund per applicant is £230. The application form asks you to state how much funding would be necessary for you to be able to attend, this allows us to divide the money raised between as many people as possible.

Why can’t you fund the full cost of a place?

Unfortunately we have learned that if places are made available at no cost it makes it more likely that people do not turn up.

How many places are available?

The number of places depends on how much money is raised and how much funding each applicant needs to be able to come.

Is funding available towards the cost of day visitor fees?

We may also be able to provide funding towards day visitor costs, please email us if this is something you would be interested in.

How will you decide who gets funding?

If there are more applicants than we are able to provide funding for we will use a random number generator to fairly select which applicants receive funding.

Should I book a place now or wait to hear about whether I will get the funding?

We have some places reserved for applicants so there is no need to worry about missing out on a place because the event is fully booked.

If I am awarded funding how do I use this when making my booking?

If your application is successful we will send you a code that you enter when making your booking, this will deduct the funding from the amount due.

Can I phone you?

Unfortunately none of the fundraising organisers are able to receive phone calls. If you are able to get in touch with us by email at equity@autscape.org, or ask someone else to do this on your behalf, we will do our best to find someone who is able to speak to you on the phone. We may also be able to set up a video call if that would be more accessible for you.

Application form

Use our application form on SurveyMonkey to submit an application. Please ensure this form is completed and submitted to us by 17th June.

You will be informed whether your application has been successful by 30th June.

If you receive funding, we will give you a code number, which you must use when paying your fee.


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