Preventing hate crime: funding for community projects

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3 August, 2017

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.

Providing funding for projects that prevent hate crime is one of the actions included in the UK government’s hate crime action plan.

About the fund

The aim of the fund is to work with affected communities to fund the development of partnership projects that:

  • prevent hate crime
  • respond to hate crime in our communities
  • increase the reporting of hate crime
  • improve support for the victims of hate crime
  • build our understanding of hate crime

The Home Office is seeking to fund projects up to £50,000. Project delivery is expected in June 2018, with all invoices submitted by 31 March 2018.

We expect to fund up to 8 projects, but reserve the right to vary the number of projects we fund.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for motivated and creative community groups to work in partnership with other organisations to develop projects that help to prevent hate crime and issues associated with it. Your project development must involve stakeholders who are affected by, are past or potential perpetrators of hate crime, or those who support victims/perpetrators of hate crime.

Please read the additional guidance for applicants (PDF, 1.8MB, 38 pages) before submitting a bid.

Who can apply?

The following are eligible to apply:

  • any registered English or Welsh charities
  • any charitable incorporated organisation in England or Wales
  • companies limited by guarantee
  • not for profit registered community interest companies
  • constituted community and voluntary community sector groups
  • 3rd sector/public sector partnerships (providing the lead organisation bidding for funding is not a public sector or local government body)

How to apply

Please complete and submit the online form by 15 September 2017.

Before beginning to complete this form, please read the guidance for applicants (PDF, 1.8MB, 38 pages) and ensure you are eligible to apply.

Failure to upload relevant documentation and complete your application in full will result in your application not being considered.

If you require clarification on any elements of the application process please email us at and we will respond within 5 working days.


We require a contact (including organisation address and email address) from each organisation, and confirmation that the contact provided is over 18 years old. We reserve the right to carry out any checks required as part of our standard fraud prevention process, so please check that the information provided is correct. All organisations need to provide this.

Solicitor (for guidance document)

If you are successful and you are awarded a grant we may need a solicitor to confirm that under your governing document, your organisation has the legal power to run a project. Details of your solicitor are not required at the application stage.

Important dates

31 July 2017 Applications open
15 September 2017 Application window closes at 23:59
15 September 2017 to 6 October 2017 Bid review period
20 October 2017 Successful applicants notified
31 March 2018 Final invoices for project submitted
29 June 2018 Project completion
30 August 2018 Final report including project evaluation


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