Cut in funding seriously affects the work that we are able to undertake.
It is vital that work takes place in schools to challenge racism and promote equality, and we will continue to work with as many teachers and young people as possible
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive, SRtRC.
Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive Ged Grebby has written to the Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg asking for more Government support for vital anti-racism work.
SRtRC recently lost funding of £64,336 from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
In the past three years we have taken an anti-racism message to 1,000 schools throughout the UK, educating more than 55,000 pupils and hundreds of teachers.
Chief Executive Ged Grebby said the cuts could not have come at a worse time, with unemployment and a tough economic climate contributing to the rise of extreme right wing groups including the English Defence League.
"This is a worrying time for tackling racism and promoting equality within our schools and society. The winding back of the EHRC is part of a wider package of reforms which have had a disproportionate impact on black, Asian and other minority ethnic young people."
"Money and services provided to support schools in this work are rapidly being slashed. Race equality has been noticeably absent from Government priorities.
"The lack of consideration for the need for black, Asian and other minority young people to feel a part of the school community is clear from the most recent curriculum reforms, which wipe out contributions made by people from minority ethnic backgrounds to Britain's rich and varied history.
"It is vital that work takes place in schools to challenge racism and promote equality, and we will continue to work with as many teachers and young people as possible.
"But loss of funding, such as the grant from the EHRC, will have a significant impact on the amount of work that we are able to deliver."
"The growth of the English Defence League shows what happens when people look for scapegoats in tough times," added Ged. "Losing so much money leaves us less and less time to make people aware of that, and more and more time trying to raise funds."
Ged has written to Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg asking for more Government support. He tells them: "The discontinuation of the grant from the EHRC is an enormous setback for Show Racism the Red Card at a time when young people across the country need our support.
"For a small charity, £64,336 is a large proportion of our income. Is your government able to assist us in replacing this?"