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Hate Crime Awareness Week Plus 2020 Grants Programme


Twenty grants of £500 are available to fund Hate Crime Awareness projects in Manchester city that take place between 20 January and 1 March 2020 (and can include 3-9 February, Hate Crime Awareness Week).

To apply for a Hate Crime Awareness Grant, please use the application form here

Please read all information about the programme in the prospectus here

The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 13 November 2019

Please email your application to grants@macc.org.uk

Hate crime is significantly under-reported. Local groups and organisations need to continue raising awareness, challenging hate crime in our communities and helping instil confidence in victims by highlighting how and where hate crime incidents can be reported.

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

Following feedback from last year’s grants programme, the Partnership now wishes to introduce some flexibility with regard to eligible project durations. Whilst we still want to support a full calendar of events during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 itself (between 3 and 9 February), we are also encouraging projects with more varied durations.

We will support eligible activities that are a single event or that may take place over several days, weeks, or weekly for a month, before, during or after Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020.

Therefore, this current funding programme is available to support events that take place:

  • At any time and for any duration during the six-week period between Monday 20 January and Sunday 1 March 2020, which can include
  • Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020, between Monday 3 and Sunday 9 February 2020

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 £500 only. This reflects our aim to fund projects on a variety of scales. We cannot accept bids for more or less than £500. The funding pot totals £10,000, meaning 20 grants are available in all.

We welcome applications from groups that are new to the programme as well as those who have applied previously.

Please note: Do not apply now for events taking place at any time other than 20 January to 1 March. 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 via oliver@macc.org.uk.

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