The charity was awarded funding of £9,250 from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent’s Partnership Fund which is funded by the proceeds of crime awarded to the police and from the sale of unclaimed found property.
"Show Racism the Red Card do a fantastic job in Wales and play an essential role in stemming the tide of racism. It’s taking the messages into schools and using role models in the world of sport to spread the word and highlight that racism is poisonous and needs to be eradicated"
Police and Crime Commissioner, Ian Johnston
The Commissioners Partnership Fund was made available in May 2014 for charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in Gwent involved in activities that have a positive impact on their communities.
Following a rigorous process of assessing each bid on its merits a total of 40 organisations or groups have been notified that their bid has been successful.
Sunil Patel from Show Racism the Red Card added “we are pleased to have been selected as one of the recipients of the award and look forward to visiting pupils across Newport and Monmouthshire. Former footballer Steve Jenkins and Christian Roberts will be part of the Education team delivering workshops to over 1,000 pupils in the coming months”.
The projects funded contribute to delivering the Commissioner’s priorities for Gwent which include reducing and preventing crime; taking more effective action to reduce anti-social behaviour and protecting people from serious harm.