Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland)

The Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland) is now open for applicants running for selection and as candidates for the Scottish local council elections in May 2022, and for Scottish Parliament and local council by-elections.

Find out more about the Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland).


Access to Politics

Access to Politics offers advice and support to disabled people to become more involved in political life, from joining a political party or starting a campaign, through to running for elected office and beyond. We aim to address the barriers preventing disabled people from fully participating in politics, and promote greater representation of the skills and lived experience disabled people offer.

Find out more about Access to Politics.


Access to Public Appointments

We collaborated with the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team and the Ethical Standards Commissioner, to provide disabled people with experience of a public body Board in Scotland through shadowing.

Find out more about the Access to Public Appointments project.


The Highland Project

As a fixed term project funded by the Scottish Government from October 2016 to September 2021, the Highland Project set out to increase the civic participation of disabled people in the Scottish Highlands. First establishing the Disability Highland Community of Practice then holding themed Annual Summits, it brought together disabled people, allies and decision makers who we worked with the launch a Highland pan-impairment DPO called HighAbility.

Find out more about HighAbility and their work on Facebook.


People-led Policy Panel on Social Care Support

Disabled people must be involved in decision making and creating policies, especially when they will directly affect us. The People-Led Policy Panel on Social Care Support consists of disabled people and carers with experience of Social Care Support. The Panel tell decision makers how Social Care Support should be improved.

Find out more about our People-led Policy Panel on Social Care Support.