Shanklin Regatta CIC Equality and Diversity Policy


Membership of the Shanklin Regatta CIC is open to all residents and surrounding areas. The Shanklin Regatta CIC aims to bring together the local community and visitors to the area through providing an atmosphere of friendship and enjoyment, respect and care for each other. In particular, the Shanklin Regatta CIC aims to treat every person involved with its events and activities equally, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation


All our meetings and events are held in venues that are accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility issues. When there are more than 40 people at an event, Shanklin Regatta CIC will aim to use a PA system.

We are committed to ensuring that all members of the CIC are able to attend our meetings and we will reassess our access requirements to meet the needs of new members.


Shanklin Regatta CIC should be open to new ideas, and particularly aim to provide opportunities for members of the local community to share their cultural heritage with one another.

Inclusion and respect:

Every member of the local community should be made to feel equally welcome and included at Shanklin Regatta

Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or otherwise offensive and inflammatory remarks and behaviour are not acceptable. These constitute harassment and have no place in the meetings or events organised by Shanklin Regatta CIC

Dealing with discrimination and harassment:

If any committee member or member of the public feels they have been discriminated against by the Shanklin Regatta CIC or harassed at a Shanklin Regatta event, they should raise this with the directors

Shanklin Regatta CIC directors will investigate any complaint, listening to all of the people involved. (If the complaint is against a director, member, that member will be excluded from taking in investigating the complaint against them).

If the complaint is against a volunteer or other person involved with the event or activity, this person will have the opportunity to express their point of view to Shanklin Regatta directors. The person making the complaint will also have the opportunity to put forward their point of view to the committee.

If the complaint is against Shanklin Regatta CIC as a whole, the directors must work to ensure that such discrimination is not repeated in the future and must inform the person making the complaint of how they propose to do this.

Any decision to exclude a person from the organisation due to discriminatory or harassing behaviour will be made with reference to Shanklin Regatta and will be made by the whole committee. The Shanklin Regatta CIC will support people who feel they have been harassed or discriminated against and will not victimise or treat them less well because they have raised this.

This policy will be reviewed annually.

Dated:     14.06.23