Candidates: Disability

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 1st May 2019.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many applications have been made to the EnAble Fund.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Government Equalities Office launched the EnAble Fund in December 2018, providing grants to help cover disability-related expenses that candidates might face when seeking elected office. There have been around fifty applications to the fund since then.

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