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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 Grants Programme


Ten grants of £1,000 are available to fund Hate Crime Awareness projects in the city of Manchester that take place during Hate Crime Awareness Week between 1-7 February 2021

Please read all information about the programme in the prospectus here

The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 12 November 2020. Please email your application to grants@macc.org.uk. The independent selection panel’s decisions will be confirmed by Monday 30 November.

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.

In previous grants rounds, a majority of funded projects have been public events. However, Covid-19 has had a huge impact in every community in Manchester and across all areas of our lives, making the delivery of effective Hate Crime Awareness activities more complex.

Project proposals 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.

We will support eligible activities that are a one-off or that may take place over several days during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021 which is between 1 and 7 February.

Through Macc on behalf of Manchester City Council, Manchester Community Safety Partnership makes funding available annually to support projects across the city that promote awareness of hate crime and how to report it.

Aims of the Hate Crime Awareness Grants Programme
Within the context of celebrating diversity in our communities, the main aims of these grants are to:

  • Raise awareness of what hate crime is
  • Increase the reporting of hate crimes

Funding available
Voluntary, community, social enterprise and public sector organisations can apply for a grant of exactly £1,000 only, we cannot accept bids for more or less than this amount. The funding pot totals £10,000, meaning ten grants are available in all.

We welcome applications from groups that are new to the programme as well as those who have applied previously. Where appropriate, we also encourage partnership or joint applications for this funding.

Please note: Do not apply now for events taking place at any time other than 1 and 7 February 2021. Groups and organisations that make applications now are also welcome to submit an application to future programmes.

If you have general questions about this funding, please contact Oliver at Macc on 0161 834 9823 or email: oliver@macc.org.uk

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