Are you are an organisation involved in the electoral process or an organisation which supports disabled people?
We want to make sure everyone who is eligible for the Access to Elected Office Fund knows about the fund. To help you raise awareness of the fund amongst people who are eligible, here are some resources for you to use.
Link to our website
Linking to our website is a great way of promoting the fund. If you want to link to the Access to Elected Office Fund website, please contact us with your website address. We’ll provide a button and introductory text for you to use.
Do you produce a newsletter or magazine? We’ve created template articles that you can download and use in your publications to help spread the word about the fund.
Template newsletter text (Word document)
If you’re a media organisation and would like to publish information about the fund, please feel free to use the following press releases.
Here you can download pdfs of promotional materials which you can take along to meetings, activities and events. If you would like any of these in alternative formats, please contact us.
Template reference form
We ask people applying to the fund to provide a reference from a member of their political party (or an independent person if they are an independent candidate) to support their application. You can download a template reference form below.
Template reference form (Word document) – 73KB
Are you planning to stand for election or be considered for selection by your political party? Visit the following websites for useful information about the electoral process and disability issues.
Access to Elected Office Training - www.access-to-elected-office-training.org.uk
Beacouncillor – www.beacouncillor.org.uk
- For information about the electoral process: www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/UKgovernment/Politicalpartiesandelections/index.htm
- For information about employment support for disabled people: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Employmentsupport/index.htm
Disability Rights Leadership Programme – http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/bmeleadership.htm
Local Government Association – www.local.gov.uk
Office for Disability Issues (ODI) - http://odi.dwp.gov.uk/
Parliament - www.parliament.uk
Police and Crime Commissioners – www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crime-commissioners
Promote the Vote – http://www.promotethevote.co.uk/
Social Mobility Foundation – http://www.socialmobility.org.uk/
Last updated: July 4, 2012