Trafford Council is working hard to raise awareness about Hate Crime.
The Council is funding a range of community projects through the Safer Trafford Partnerships Hate Crime Awareness Grant Scheme.
These include support for victims of hate crime, awareness rising in schools, engaging young people to take a positive stance, and supporting diverse communities to tackle hate crime. Funds are still available; for the full list of funded groups and for information on how to apply visit www.traffordpartnership.org/communitycohesion
Councillor Kevin Procter, Executive Member for Communities and Housing, said:
Whilst we are proud that Trafford remains the safest borough in Greater Manchester, nationally hate crime figures are on the rise, and although numbers in Trafford are low, we are still seeing some shocking incidents of hate crime in the borough.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and we all have a responsibility to stand together against hatred and discrimination. The Council and Greater Manchester Police will continue to work with Safer Trafford partners, faith and community representatives to tackle hate crime and support victims.”
Last month, the Council and GMP put on a range of activities across the borough as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week. For more information, visit www.letsendhatecrime.com or contact the Partnerships and Communities Team, Trafford Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0161 912 1173.
Posted on Friday 15th March 2019