If someone is being bullied, harassed or abused because of their race; religion; disability; sexuality; gender identity; or identification with an alternative subculture this may be a hate crime. Anyone can be a victim of hate crime; it is an issue which can affect us all and can have much wider consequences for communities.
Bolton's Community Safety Partnership, Be Safe (which includes Greater Manchester Police and Bolton Council) want to help raise awareness of hate crime and how to report it. They are making a total fund of around £15,000 available for grants to local voluntary and community groups to raise awareness in two ways:
1.To hold an awareness raising activity or a public event during the Greater Manchester Hate Crime Week of 5th to 11th February 2018
Grants of up to £500 are available to do this and we expect to fund around 5 activities. Priority will be given to:
•Partnership applications, where two or more groups will work together todeliver the event or activities.
2.To deliver a longer term project that will help local people find out more about hate crime.
These should start in February 2018 and continue for around 7 months. Grants in the range of £2000 are available to do this. Priority will be given to:
•Partnership applications, where two or more groups will work together to promote awareness.
•Projects which can show a tangible product at the end to be shared with others - e.g. producing hate crime awareness resources like posters, film clips, music, artwork, presentation materials and research documents and findings etc.
•Projects which will involve engaging Bolton people to find out what they know about hate crime and sharing information about it with them.
Funding can be used to cover the costs of room hire, decorations, food, materials, equipment, session workers or any reasonable costs for an activity, event or project as long as it relates to hate crime.
To be eligible to apply for this grant, a group must be:
•either a constituted voluntary or community organisation (including ‘Friends of’, resident associations or groups of neighbours), a registered charity or a registered social enterprise based in and of benefit to people living in the Bolton local authority area.
•able to confirm that a member will complete a short online training module about hate crime and attend a briefing about the grant in January 2018.
The application form is available here. You can complete the form electronically as long as you save this to your computer and have Adobe Reader on your machine. Ensure you save a copy of the application form to your desktop. You can then work on the form and save it as many times as you wish before submitting.
To view a list of all the projects awarded grant in 2016 click here
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 27th November 2017.
For more information about the application or how to arrange a partnership, please contact Mark Grundy on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01204 546026