26 January – 1 February 2015 marks Hate Crime Awareness Week in Greater Manchester and grants are available for community groups in Bolton to get involved.
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. Be Safe Bolton (which includes Greater Manchester Police and Bolton Council) want to help raise awareness of hate crime and how to report it.
Be Safe is working with Bolton CVS to offer one-off grants to local voluntary and community groups to undertake an activity or hold an event to raise awareness of hate crime. A total of £10,000 is available, and Be Safe aims to fund several groups’ events and activities. We are expecting to award grants ranging from £500 - £1000. All funded projects must complete their end of grant report before 27th February 2015.
Priority will be given to:
• Partnership applications, where two or more groups will work together to deliver the event or activities.
• Applications for funding to produce resources for ongoing hate crime awareness (e.g. posters, film clips, artwork etc).
In order to help you develop a partnership there is an opportunity to meet other groups and members of Bolton Council’s Community Safety Team at The Bolton Hub on Wednesday 19th November 1.30pm – 3pm. Please come along
The deadline for applications is 4pm on Monday 1st December 2014. Click here for further details and an application form.