A new funding scheme to support the UK Governments Hate Crime Action Plan has been launched by the Home Office.
Not for profit organisations that have been established for at least 12 months and working in partnership with other organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that help to prevent hate crime and address associated issues. Hate crimes are crimes that are motivated by hostility on the grounds of race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity and national origin), religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity. The aim of the fund is to work with affected communities to fund the development of partnership projects that:
- Prevent and/or respond to hate crime in local communities
- Increase reporting; improve support for victims and build understanding of hate crime.
It is anticipated that up to 8 projects will be supported with successful applicants submitting all invoices for the work by 31st March 2018.
The deadline for applications is 15th September 2017.