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Hate Crime Awareness grants

Manchester Community Safety Partnership has funding available to tackle hate crime. This funding has been running for several years and paid for some fantastic events and projects. This is the first year that Macc will be involved in the administration of the programme.

Hate crime is heavily under-reported. More work needs to be done to highlight where and how reports can be made, to support victims to feel more confident to report hate crime incidents and to challenge hate crime in our communities.

The aim of the funding is:
To raise awareness of what hate crime is, To increase reporting and To celebrate diversity in your communities.
This year Manchester’s Community Safety partnership and Macc would like to increase the number of applications received. We welcome applications from those who have applied previously and any group or project who haven’t applied in the past.

To help give you an idea, the types of groups or project who have previously applied include:

  • Community days
  • Football groups
  • Late night safety support group
  • LGBT group
  • Community forum
  • Multi faith group
  • Women’s drop support group refugee support group
  • University student safety project

A hate crime is an act of violence or hostility based on who you are or what someone thinks you are. The application form will ask for information about which areas of hate crime your event is focused on and how it will make an impact in this area of hate crime. There are six recognised area of hate crimes, which are listed below.

  • Disability
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Trans
  • Alternative subculture

If your event includes a focus on another area of discrimination, please do not let this stop you from applying as we would still like to hear from you and know about your event as this maybe something we can fund.

We want to know how your event will benefit the local community, how many people may attend the number of volunteers and if this is one off event or part of larger programme of work or annual/ regular events.

The event must take place in the City of Manchester

To be eligible to apply
The funding programme is open to groups and organisations which meet all of the following criteria:

  • The group or organisation is based in and of benefit to people living in the Manchester
  • The group or organisation has a bank account in the name of your group/ organisation
  • The event/project is to be held in the city of Manchester
  • The group agrees to complete and return the Grant Monitoring Form
  • If your event is working with children or vulnerable adults, you will also be asked to provide your safeguarding policy

What we cannot fund
This funding cannot award funding to any political organisations or groups and cannot pay for speakers from within your organisations.

There have also been some changes about how much is available to apply for. Now there are two options available. These are:

To hold one event or project: £400

To hold two events or projects: £800. However the first event must be held before the end of this year (31/12/2017) and the second event MUST be run during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 – that is between Monday 5 February and Sunday 11 February 2018

How to Apply
• The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 14 July 2017. If successful applicants will be notified by the 4 August 2017
• Applications should be emailed to or post to Community Safety Team (HCAW), PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester. M60 2LA.
• All applicants will be notified if your application is successful by 4 August 2017
• If successful funding will be paid in one tranche of money

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