Together Against Hate

Boosting community responses to hate crime

 

What is Together Against Hate?

Together Against Hate is a funded training course for organisations working with communities experiencing hate crime. The programme includes a series of modules to help understand & challenge hate crime and build a community campaign, as well as opportunities to network with other community organisations, policy makers and key figures in the anti-hate crime field.

 

Who is it for?

Together Against Hate is for organisations that work with communities that face violence and abuse driven by prejudice, because of who they are. This prejudice could be targeting race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or another characteristic, or a combination of these. It will empower organisations that know members of their community are suffering hate crime and not always receiving help, and that want to have more knowledge and skills to respond.

 

What is on offer?

Organisations selected to take part will have access to:

  • A series of modules giving a rounded knowledge about hate crime, including group workshops, talks and individual learning assignments.

  • Gaining an understanding of victim needs, community responses and policing.

  • Learning to provide an initial response to victims and referral to specialist support.

  • Receiving help to design and promote a campaign aimed at your community.

  • Meeting key figures in the anti-hate crime field.

  • The opportunity to tell policy makers about the needs of your community at the final roundtable meeting.

 

Selection criteria

We would like to hear from organisations which:

  • Are based in communities that have not traditionally been the focus of anti-hate crime work and not receiving MOPAC anti-hate crime funding currently.

  • Are based within a community facing more hostility in the current climate.

  • Have a good connection with their community through their work (social support, advice work, cultural activities etc.)

  • Have a significant reach into marginalised communities (e.g. not just serving a specific community in a specific location).

  • Need further knowledge and skills to provide advice and support around hate crime.

  • Are based in London, or work with people living in London.

  • Are able to disseminate the training in community networks.

 

We particularly welcome applications from organisations based in communities historically neglected from anti-hate crime initiatives, and those facing more hostility in the current climate. This includes but is not limited to organisations working in Gypsy/Roma/Traveller, Refugee/Asylum seeker, Eastern European, Latin American, Irish and other migrant communities, and intersectional organisations. The 10 organisations selected will represent a diverse range of participants across hate crime strands.

Bursary

Places are available for 10 organisations, who will receive up to £5,000 to enable them to take part in the training. This is based on an estimate of total 25 days including all costs (e.g. staffing time, travel, resource, materials and contribution to core costs) between March- September 2020. These 25 days include attendance at 4 training workshops and 1 roundtable event. Continuing payment is subject to meeting attendance and engagement requirements.

How to apply

To express interest in the project, please complete the short Statement of Interest form by Thursday 12th December 5pm.

About us

Together Against Hate is a project run by Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity, as part of the CATCH (Communities Against Hate) project. We have been supporting victims of hate crime in London for 37 years. Other leading anti-hate crime services within the CATCH partnership will also be sharing their knowledge and expertise, including Tell MAMA, the Community Security Trust, The Monitoring Group, Stay Safe East and Choice in Hackney. It is commissioned by the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.