Aims/priorities: Hate crime is significantly under-reported. Even in difficult times, continued efforts by local groups and organisations are needed to raise awareness of and challenge hate crime in our communities and to help instil confidence in victims by highlighting how and where hate crime incidents can be reported.
Organisations must engage local people beyond their existing membership networks and should be
- Holding an awareness raising activity or public event during National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 taking place 9-16 October 2021 that can help become the catalyst for further conversations or
- Delivering a longer-term project to help local people find out more about hate crime. These need to be completed by 16 October 2021
- Helping to change/challenge the behaviours, narratives and perceptions of Hate Crime
- Highlight the support of third-party reporting centres and encouraging more victims to report hate crimes to either the Police or third-party reporting centres across the Borough.
Applications submitted to this programme must fit with the government’s coronavirus social-distancing measures and include careful consideration of the safety both of those delivering the activity and its intended audience.
Priority will be given to innovative projects which show an awareness of more than one strand of hate crime and projects which can show a tangible product at the end that can then be re-used e.g. hate crime awareness resources such as posters, film clips, music, artwork, presentation materials and research documents and findings etc.
Who can apply? To be eligible a group must be a member of Action Together based in the Oldham Borough and engaging with local people beyond their existing membership networks
Grant amount: There is upto £1,000 per project available.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until Thursday 9 September 2021 but may close sooner if the fund is exhausted.