Show Racism the Red Card small grants scheme
- Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Show Racism the Red Card encourages innovative grassroots projects around the country to raise awareness of the Fortnight of Action and to highlight issues of racism, diversity and inclusion by running their own initiatives through our Fortnight of Action Community Grant Initiative:
This year, Show Racism the Red Card is awarding small grants of up to £150 for the development of community-based projects in Wales.
Grants are available to non-statutory organisations including community groups, schools, youth clubs, football clubs, charities and other grassroots bodies that are working to engage with young people, ethnic minorities, excluded groups, football fans, and refugees and asylum seekers.
Applications should demonstrate the below criteria.
1) Anti-racist educational value.
2) Sport orientated.
3) Partnership work with other local agencies.
4) Projects must take place within the Fortnight of Action (12-25th October).
5) Act as a catalyst for further anti-racist activity throughout the year.
6) Encourage community participation.
To apply for Show Racism the Red Card Resources - complete the resources form (see below).
To apply for a grant please complete the accompanying application form. The maximum amount that groups can apply for is £150.
The closing date for all applications is Friday 28 September 2012 at 5pm, and under no circumstances will applications be accepted after this date. Successful applications will be informed by 5pm on Wednesday 3 October 2012.
What type of project is likely to receive funding?
The aim of the Fortnight of Action is to encourage innovative grassroots projects around the country that will raise awareness of the Fortnight of Action and to highlight issues of racism, diversity and inclusion.
Be creative in your application. Applications that use the medium of sport as a tool for anti-racist education, including those that encourage inclusion of groups under-represented in football and those that challenge discrimination in society, are welcome.
Grassroots education remains the key to tackling racism in the long term. Show Racism the Red Card can provide schools / educationalists / community workers / anti-racist activist groups with a wide range of resources to assist facilitating anti-racism projects this October.
“This was a very successful block of work. Taking a topic based approach allowed for better development and exploration of another culture. The children were supported in developing an understanding of cultural and racial issues and extending this knowledge and understanding to parents”.
(PREVIOUS GRANT RECIPIENT)
Applicants will need to demonstrate the aims of their project, how the project will benefit the local community and how it can be sustained in the future. Partnerships can be formed to deliver projects, especially those that might bring in additional funding.
Projects outside of the Grant scheme
Due to the limited number of grants available, Show Racism the Red Card would like to encourage as many schools, community groups and statutory organisations as possible to take part in the 2012 Fortnight of Action.
Remember you can still participate in the Fortnight of Action if you have been unsuccessful for a grant by utilising the free and low cost resources.
The Show Racism the Red Card resources can be included in your grant application costs or can be purchased separately using the resource application form or via the website.
The anti-racist educational resources are:
• Show Racism the Red Card DVD and Education Pack.
• Islamophobia and A Safe Place Double DVD and Education Pack - these UK-wide resources focus specifically on Islamophobia and racism towards asylum seekers and refugees.
• Out of Site – a FREE downloadable Education Pack. This UK-wide resource tackles racism towards Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.