New Funding Announced to Tackle Hate Crime in Wales
The Welsh Government has announced that it will be making one-off grants available to organisations that work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and minority faith communities to help tackle hate crime, mitigate the impact of Brexit, and provide reassurances following the EU withdrawal.
The one-off BAME grant scheme is being co-designed with the Wales Race Forum and is expected to fund projects within organisations already work in these communities, including those working with non-UK EU citizens, asylum seekers and refugees.
In addition to the grant scheme, the Government is allocating £360,000 for Victim Support Cymru to increase the capacity of its National Hate Crime Report and Support Centre. It will also fund training for volunteers who make up the majority of the staff.
The funding comes from the Welsh Government’s European Transition Fund.
Announcing the new funding, Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt said:
“The funding commitments shared today will go towards ensuring everyone in Wales feels safe, supported and that Wales is a nation of sanctuary, regardless of race of religion.”
Details of the new fund will be provided once it launches.
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