Diversity Data of our Trustees, Employees and Advisers

The Blagrave Trust is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. We have analysed the data of our workforce – including our employees , the people we engage as Advisers to our programmes, and our Trustees – to raise our awareness and understanding to develop and inform an inclusive culture. We aim to promote best practices and reinforce the message that diversity and inclusion are valued ultimately fostering a more inclusive workplace.

Blagrave Trust aims to create a more inclusive environment  by proactively engaging, understanding, and representing the rich and varied identities and differences that exist in the UK today. We therefore actively strive to ensure that our Trustees, Employees, and Advisers model this commitment. This is only possible in an environment built on respect and psychological safety. We are building a culture that invites the contribution and participation of diverse people at all levels. We believe every person’s voice is valuable, and we strive to create balance in the face of power.

We carry out an annual diversity monitoring survey of Trustees, Employees, and Advisers to help us monitor the diversity of our people as part of this commitment. We acknowledge this is only a small portion of the bigger diversity, equity and inclusion conversation but we believe that as a funder DEI work is not merely about hiring people with diverse backgrounds but about creating a workplace environment where everyone feels seen, heard and that reflect the communities we seek to serve.

This is our second year of monitoring this data and the questions focus on a number of characteristics including age, disability & health conditions, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, as well as whether our people identified as sharing the lived experience of the young people we serve.

We had 25 responses including:

  • 8 out of 10 Trustees
  • 8 out of 8 staff responses
  • 15 out of 23 advisers (reflective of it being optional for all our advisers)

Below, you can find the results of our 2023 DEI survey.






Disability & health conditions




Lived experience


Sexual orientation



5th March 2024