Policy Commitments

Please see below for policies relating to the Building Bridges programme, which is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. Follow the ‘Download Full Policy’ buttons under each policy to read the policy in full, a table noting any revisions to these policies (including the date they were revised) is also included in the full policy documents:

Policies

Environmental and Sustainability Policy

Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Anti-Fraud Policy

Environmental & Sustainability Policy

In the UK Sustainable Development Strategy ‘Securing the Future’ 2005, the government aims to have a sustainable, innovative and productive economy that delivers high levels of employment, a just society that promotes social inclusion, sustainable communities and personal well-being, in such a way as to protect and enhance the physical and natural environment and use resources and energy as efficiently as possible.

The three core issues to be addressed are:

  1. A better local environment
  2. A better local economy
  3. Better social conditions

The Building Bridges Partnership recognises its responsibility, both as a Partnership and as individual organisations, to Sustainable Development and is committed to meeting the requirements of relevant legislation to ensure the project meets the environmental, economic and social needs of both current and future generations in an integrated way. Our aim is to reduce the impact on the environment from our operations.

 

Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities Policy

The Building Bridges partnership is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, and ensuring that no individual is discriminated against in the planning and delivery of any of our activities.We therefore aim to ensure that the values of equality, diversity, and respect for all are embedded into everything that we do.

This policy is intended to demonstrate the commitment to eliminating discrimination and encouraging and valuing diversity among staff, managing committees, trustees, volunteers, partners, suppliers and those people we support.

We recognise our responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010, and are committed to meeting them in full. We believe that a culture that embraces equality and values diversity will help us to ensure that everyone feels involved and included in our plans, programmes and activities.

 

Building Bridges Whistleblowing Policy

1. Policy Statement

The Building Bridges Partnership will not condone any form of malpractice in the delivery of the programme and is committed to creating a safe, fair and honest environment for those employed in the delivery of the programme and our participants.

The Building Bridges Partnership’s Whistleblowing policy encourages and enables those employed in the delivery of the programme and our participants to speak out when they encounter or suspect malpractice.

No one who raises a genuine concern about malpractice will be at risk of losing their job or suffering any other form of retribution or detriment as a result of doing so, including harassment or victimisation.

This Policy applies to all those employed in the delivery of the programme and our participants.

We recognise that individual organisations within the Building Bridges Partnership will have their own Whistleblowing Policies and this Policy is intended to operate in conjunction with these in matters relating to the delivery of the Building Bridges Programme.

 

Building Bridges Anti-Fraud Policy

The purpose of this policy is to set out the Building Bridges Programme position on fraud and set out responsibilities for its prevention. It also refers those involved in delivering the programme to the Fraud Response Plan, which outlines the action to be taken if they discover or suspect fraud.

The Building Bridges Programme requires everyone involved in delivering the programme to act honestly and with integrity at all times and to safeguard the resources for which they are responsible.

Fraud is an ever-present threat to these resources and hence must be a concern of all members of staff and volunteers involved in the programme.

We recognise that individual organisations within the Building Bridges Partnership will have their own Anti-Fraud Policies and this Policy is intended to operate in conjunction with these in matters relating to the delivery of the Building Bridges Programme.

This Policy also operates in conjunction with the Building Bridges Programme Whistleblowing Policy.

Our Funding

The Building Bridges programme is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. Find out more about our funding and the partners involved in supporting the Building Bridges programme in Wiltshire and Swindon.