The Home Office has reopened The Hate Crime Community Projects Fund. It is now in its third year and has supported 16 projects in the first two years, giving out £560,000 to those projects.
Do you know of any organisations who might wish to apply into this fund or who might be interested in working in partnership with West Yorkshire Police to develop and deliver a project that supports the needs of our community and is in line with the Policing Vision and the Police and Crime Plan objective?
This year, the aims of the fund continue to be to fund work with affected communities to fund the development of projects that:
- Prevent hate crime
- Respond to hate crime in our communities
- Increase the reporting of hate crime
- Improve support for the victims of hate crime
- Build understanding of hate crime
The Home Office is seeking to fund projects up to £75,000. Project are expected to start in April 2019 and to finish delivery by March 2020, with all invoices submitted by 31 March 2020.
The Home Office are looking for motivated and creative community groups to develop projects that help to prevent hate crime and issues associated with it. Project development must involve stakeholders who are affected by, are past or potential perpetrators of hate crime, or those who support victims/perpetrators of hate crime. They are particularly interested in projects targeting specific points of hate crime incidents, such as public transport, online or the night-time economy. However, this will not affect the assessment of applications and does not preclude any other types of projects from applying.
The following organisations are eligible to apply: (please see point six which would allow to engage in delivery as a partner)
- any registered English or Welsh charities
- any charitable incorporated organisation in England or Wales
- companies limited by guarantee
- not for profit registered community interest companies
- constituted community and voluntary community sector groups
- 3rd sector/public sector partnerships (providing the lead organisation bidding for funding is not a public sector or local government body)
- groups who have applied to this scheme previously whether they have been successful or unsuccessful in securing funding.
Contact Harriet for any questions regarding a partnership: Harriet.Mainprize@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk