The new £2 million fund offers grants of between £100,000 and £450,000 to established charities and community interest companies in England that are working to bring different faith and ethnic groups together and tackle racially and religiously motivated hate crime to create integrated communities.
To be eligible, projects must meet at least one of the following aims:
To promote shared values among people of all backgrounds through sustainable social integration and meaningful civic participation. Projects should be designed to promote understanding and shared values between and within faith and ethnic communities, and between faith and ethnic communities and other communities which form a part of civil society.
To effectively tackle and prevent religiously and racially discriminatory behaviour and those acting against others because of their faith or race. Projects should be designed to reduce religiously and racially motivated hate crime by tackling the underlying issues and raising awareness.
Projects must be nine months in duration and cover activities taking place from July 2020 to 31 March 2021. Activities must take place throughout the year. (One-off events will not be funded.) Proposals must demonstrate how the project will continue once the funding comes to an end in March 2021.
The deadline for applications is 11:50pm on Friday, 17 April 2020.