Preventing hate crime: government funding for community projects

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10 November, 2018


Community projects that prevent hate crime or support victims can apply for new government funding, as part of the Hate Crime Action Plan. A hate crime is defined as being hostile or prejudiced towards someone for their race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity and national origin), religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

The government plans to fund up to eight projects, with a maximum of £75,000 each in funding, and projects should aim to be completed by March 2020. Eligible organisations include charities, voluntary groups and VCSE sector partnerships in England and Wales. 

Your project should involve working with victims of hate crime, potential victims, perpetrators or potential perpetrators, and those who support them. Funders are particularly keen to hear about projects which target abuse happening online, on public transport or at night. 

For full criteria, guidelines and the application form, click here. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 December 2018.

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