11 community groups and schools have been awarded grants to create inspiring initiatives to tackle Racism and Sectarianism in Scotland
The Scottish Government has once again given Show Racism the Red Card the opportunity to further support and empower community organisations and schools to tackle racism and sectarianism in Scotland.
Nicola Hay, Campaign Manager
A major aim of the Fortnight of Action is to encourage anti-racism and anti-sectarian actions, events and initiatives to take place throughout the year.
Many organisations begin their actions during October and run follow-up events during the year. There are other organisations including schools and community groups that look to the Fortnight of Action for ideas and inspirations.
This year, Show Racism the Red Card re-opened it's Community Grants Scheme again, awarding grants of up to £500 for the development of community-based projects that demonstrated the following criteria:
1. Anti-racism educational value
2. Anti-sectarianism educational value
3. Partnership work with other local agencies
4. Project must take place within the Fortnight of Action
5. Acts as a catalyst for further anti-racist activity throughout the year
6. Encourage community participation and social cohesion
Show Racism the Red Card is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to award 11 inspiring community organisations and schools, grants to tackle racism and sectarianism in Scotland.
This re-opening of this year's Grants Scheme wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Active Scotland Division team, Jamie Hepburn MSP and Scottish Government.
Watch this space for individual news stories on the inspiring initiatives created by community organisations and schools during SRtRC Fortnight of Action 2015.