The Home Office has announced that a further £346,000 will be distributed to five groups through the Hate Crime Community Projects Fund (HCCPF) in a bid to tackle the issue.
The community fund works with local communities to tackle hate crime across the country.
The fund was launched in 2016, as part of the Hate Crime Action Plan. The Government committed £900,000 over three years to provide grants for local community organisations to help tackle all forms of the crime.
Following this announcement, the Government will have supported 21 projects under this fund.
In the latest round of funding, the following projects have been provided with support:
- Protection Approaches who train frontline staff and raise awareness on how to report hate crimes.
- The East European Resource Centre who help build an understanding of hate crime and teach people what to do if they become a victim.
- Nottingham BID who work to tackle hate crime in the night time economy in particular LGBT venues.
- Barnardo’s who work to raise awareness of disability hate crimes in schools.
- The Proud Trust who work alongside the British Transport Police and train companies to tackle LGBT hate crime on public transport.
Minister for Countering Extremism Baroness Williams said: “This Government is committed to tackling hate crime in all of its forms. No one should be the subject of verbal or physical abuse simply because of their identity or their beliefs.
“I am delighted to award funding to these innovative projects, so communities can engage local people to ensure intolerance has no place in our society.”