Exempted Criteria

 

Many organisations were exempted depending on the size of their organisation.

Below is a table which illustrates what the exemptions were and the conditions under which various questions were exempted for year 1.

QuestionExemption rules
Does the foundation publish information on any pay gaps (gender, ethnicity, disability)?49 or fewer staff[1]
Does the foundation publish a breakdown of the diversity of its staff (all staff, with respect to gender, ethnicity and disability only)?10 or fewer staff
Does the foundation have a plan to improve the diversity of its staff?10 or fewer staff
Does this plan include specific, numerical targets to improve the diversity of its staff?10 or fewer staff
Does this plan include targets for women, BAME staff, LGBTQIA+ and/or disabled staff?10 or fewer staff
Does the foundation publish a breakdown of the diversity of its trustees (with respect to gender, ethnicity and disability only)?5 or fewer trustees/board members
Does the foundation have a plan to improve the diversity of its trustees/board members?5 or fewer trustees/board members
Does this plan include specific, numerical targets to improve the diversity of its trustees/board?5 or fewer trustees/board members
Does this plan include targets for women, BAME staff, LGBTQIA+ and/or disabled trustees/board?5 or fewer trustees/board members
If the foundation funds recipients in Wales, is a Welsh language format provided?Does not fund in Wales
Is it possible to submit funding proposals in a range of different formats?Solicits proposals
What different types of formats are accepted for proposals by the foundation? Write down all that apply.Solicits proposals
How is the eligibility criteria presented? PDF, eligibility quiz, web text, video? Write down all that apply.Solicits proposals
Has the foundation made a public commitment to be a Living Wage employer?No staff
Does the foundation publish its recruitment policy for staff?No staff
Does the foundation publish who its staff are on its website?No staff
Does the foundation provide a bio for its senior staff?No staff
Is the following information presented in the bio: a) name, b) picture, c) previous job history, d) job title, e) contact information? Write down all that apply.No staff
Does the foundation state how to apply for funding?Solicits proposals
Does the foundation publish any eligibility criteria for what it funds (that is, who as a potential recipient would be eligible for a particular grant)?Solicits proposals
Approximately what percentage of all funding programmes have associated eligibility criteria presented for them?Solicits proposals
Is the foundation explicit about what it will not fund? The foundation must state ‘We do not fund’ or ‘We are not likely to fund’ (or similar) to score ‘Yes’.Solicits proposals
Is there an explicit mechanism to ask questions about funding?Solicits proposals
Approximately what percentage of the foundation’s funding programmes have associated timelines?Solicits proposals
Does the foundation publish a timeframe in which it will disburse the funds?Solicits proposals

[1] The legal requirement is only for employers with over 250 staff. Very few foundations have that many staff. We used 50 staff as our exemption ceiling because that was the original recommendation to government by a report which it commissioned in 2017 from Baroness McGregor-Smith: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/594336/race-in-workplace-mcgregor-smith-review.pdf