This year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from 11 – 18 October and the Hate Free Norfolk Network is inviting community and voluntary groups to apply for one of 12 grants of £200 to put on an event to mark it.
Michelle De Oude, Chair of the Hate Free Norfolk Network, said: “We want to support National Hate Crime Awareness Week in Norfolk by enabling community organisations to put on events that will promote the Hate Free Norfolk Pledge.
“We are particularly interested in funding events that work with communities to develop awareness and understanding of hate incidents and hate crime and support victims.
“We would also be pleased to see bids for activities that help us understand why people don’t report hate and would encourage them to do so,” Michelle added.
Jenny McKibben, Deputy PCC and Chair of the Norfolk Community Relations and Equality Board which currently funds the Hate Free Norfolk Network, said: “This is a great opportunity for community and voluntary groups to put on events or run activities in October that raise awareness of hate incidents and hate crime. The events will also promote the Hate Free Norfolk Pledge and help us to develop our evidence base about what communities need to help them tackle and recover from hate incidents and hate crime, which is a priority issue for us.”
More information about the Hate Free Norfolk Pledge is available on the Hate Free Norfolk website, along with grant application forms.
The deadline for grant applications is Monday 18th August 2014.