PCC Hardyal Dhindsa, who is national lead for hate crime on behalf of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), has set aside grants of up to £500 each for innovative projects which shine a spotlight on hate crime during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019, which takes place on Hate Crime Awareness Week (12-19 October).
The cash is available for small, micro-projects which might not otherwise have an opportunity to secure funding. Bids will be reviewed by the Multi-Faith Centre in Derby.
Successful projects will publicise the different ways to report hate crime in the county and sign post to the various care services available to support victims, including the Hate Crime Victim Support Service, commissioned by the PCC as part of his overarching CORE (Cope and Recover) Derbyshire victims service.
They will also be required to promote the Commissioner’s national social media campaign #NO2HATE, which last year saw PCCs, Chief Constables and justice partners across the country standing in solidarity against hate.
Organisations interested in applying for funding are required to complete a proposal form setting out an initial outline of their idea including costs.
Upon review of the proposals, shortlisted candidates may be asked for further information before a final decision is made.
Applications are being coordinated by the Derby Multi-Faith centre who are a lead partner in the new service to support victims of Hate.
The deadline to submit outline proposals is noon on 26th August 2019. Completed forms should be emailed to the Multi-Faith Centre at: email@example.com