The boost comes amid Hate Crime Awareness Week and following the government’s publication of the updated Hate Crime Action Plan, which set out new actions to tackle prejudice.
‘The government is determined to stamp out hate crime and I know the power that local communities have in tackling hatred and prejudice’.
Baroness Williams, the Minister for countering Extremism said while addressing the Press in London.
She expressed her delight to be able to launch the third year of the Hate Crime Community Projects Fund, and her conviction its impact in supporting vital initiatives across the country.
The Hate Crime Community Projects Fund was one of commitments made by the Government in its 2016 action plan, and was refreshed last week Tuesday.
The first two years of the project disbursed up to £56,000 in funding to tackle hate crimes against Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Transgender identity and disability.
EqualiTeach is one of the 2017 beneficiaries of the fund. The School worked with children and teachers from 7 schools in Tower Hamlets to develop films and educational resources on anti-Muslim hate crime as well as strengthen existing systems to help pupils report hate crime and provide support for victims.
Sarah Soyei, Head of Strategy and Development for EqualiTeach, said:
‘the Hate Crime Community Projects Fund was a vital tool, enabling EqualiTeach to work with young people over a period of 6 months, to empower them to be agents for change in their own schools and to develop free resources which will support teachers from across the country to educate about Islamophobia’.