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The Access to Elected Office Fund Scotland has been set up to offer financial assistance to disabled people who are seeking selection or have already been selected to stand in the 2017 Scottish Local Authority Elections.

The Fund is available to pay for practical support that can enable disabled people to fully participate in the process, covering “reasonable adjustments” that level the playing field between a disabled and non-disabled candidate only, not general campaign costs. Assistance offered will vary depending on what each person needs to help them during their campaign. This project is funded by the Scottish Government.

The Fund is now open for enquiries and will run until May 2017.

Inclusion Scotland also offer an Access to Politics advice and support service for disabled people. They can advise individuals on how to participate more fully in politics, and can also advise political parties and organisations about how they can be inclusive to disabled members.

For more information, eligibility criteria and how to apply see Inclusion Scotland – Access to Elected Office Fund Scotland Information Page.