Excellent news for Show Racism/Bigotry the Red Card in Scotland as we have secured further funding for 2011-12 from the Scottish Government
The announcement came on the very same day of the ‘Old Firm Summit’ in Edinburgh, during which new measures to tackle violence and other forms of unacceptable behaviour surrounding Old Firm matches were outlined by the two Glasgow clubs, the Scottish Football Authorities and the Police.
Elio Ajmone, Project Manager with Show Bigotry the Red Card, said:
“Securing further funding from the Scottish Government is great recognition from the current administration of all the work that our anti-sectarian and anti-racism campaigns have been carrying out during the past year.
“The funding will allow us to further expand the initiatives that we are currently delivering to both young people involved in grass roots football and adult football fans. Furthermore, we will have the opportunity to explore other innovative avenues of delivery across our communities, this with the view of promoting a culture of equality and respect in Scottish society.”
To hear Elio's interview on BBC Radio Scotland - Good Morning Scotland programme, click here. (Elio's interview is at 1.09)