Following another successful Hate Crime Awareness Week, Manchester wants to continue to target hate crime. Making Manchester Safer wantd to build on the City's reputation for celebrating diversity and encouraging cohesion by holding events and activities throughout the summer. You can help do this by holding an event or activity in your neighbourhood.
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The Police and Crime Commissioner would like to make you aware of the imminent release of his second cycle of small grants funding – The Active Citizen’s fund, available to Community and Voluntary groups and organisations, funding projects of up to £5,000.
The government has published its plan for dealing with hate crime in England and Wales. This document sets out the government’s plan of actions to deal with hate crime until May 2020. It outlines actions the government will take to:
• prevent and respond to hate crime
• increase reporting of hate crime incidents
• improve support for victims
• build an understanding of hate crime
If your friend or family member is suffering from domestic violence, or you think that they’re being abused, call the Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0161 636 7525. Help lines aren’t just for victims – they also provide support for concerned family and friends.
A new NHS Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) campaign was launched on 9 July. As the start of the summer school holidays near when the numbers of girls taken outside of the UK to be cut increases, this campaign will raise awareness of the severe health implications of FGM for those living in UK who are members of communities affected by FGM.
Voting is now open to vote for the Best Community Space Spirit of Manchester Award 2016.
A community space can be a piece of land or a building available for use by the community. Organisations needed to show:
• Best use of a community space
• How the space is seen as central within the community
• The impact it has within the local community
Charities across Greater Manchester that support women offenders and those at risk of offending are celebrating after being awarded £375,000. Greater Manchester Women Offenders Alliance made a bid for money from the Governments £12 million ‘Tampon Tax’ Fund, which is an amount equivalent to VAT receipts from sanitary products each year.
Do you work with people who may be experiencing domestic violence and abuse?
Manchester City Council’s newly updated multi-agency toolkit will hopefully make your job easier, by giving information you need to advise on matters like legal issues and housing options.
Award winning young people's charity Reclaim have been funded by the Police and Crime commissioner to deliver a young woman led project to raise awareness about Child Sexual Expoitation.
REIGN is an innovative, youth-led project which aims to raise awareness about child sexual exploitation (CSE) and affect change in this area.
Domestic Abuse agencies in Manchester are interested in hearing about your experiences of receiving support.
The agencies are asking you to complete this short form, about your experience of contacting agencies about any domestic abuse you have experienced. Your responses will help to improve services to meet your needs.
As well as asking you about services, a few questions have been included about you, as the agencies want to know that their services are inclusive and open to everyone who wants to use them.