Show Racism the Red Card is awarding small grants of up to £300 for the development of community-based projects in Wales.
“Working together to tackle Racism”
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 £300 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 (18-31st October 2013).
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 accompanying resources form.
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. We welcome 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.
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.
“Thank you to SRtRC for the funding, the event went really well and all the young people had fun learning about racism and working together with other young people and made some new friends” (LAST YEAR 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, we would like to encourage as many schools, community groups and statutory organizations as possible to take part in the 2013 Fortnight of Action.
Remember you can still participate in the Fortnight of Action if you have been unsuccessful for a grant by utilizing our free and low cost resources, see the link below for details.
Our resources can be included in your grant application costs or can be purchased separately using the resource application form or via our website.
Our 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
for more information on available educational resources.
To apply for a grant please complete the accompanying application form. The maximum amount that groups can apply for is £300.
The closing date for all applications is 5pm on Friday 27th September 2013, and under no circumstances will applications be accepted after this date. Successful applications will be informed by 5pm on Wednesday 2rd October 2013.
Please find the Fortnight of Action Grants information pack here, grant application form here in PDF or MS Word (download via Dropbox link). All grant applications must be completed in full and include as much detail as possible, feel free to use additional sheets of paper.
The application form must be sent to the Welsh office by 5:00pm on the 27th September 2013. Applicants will be notified if they have been successful on Tuesday 2nd October 2013.
To get involved with the FOA Wales for your club or community group and for further information about the FOA please get in contact with our Welsh office.
The grant scheme is funded by the Football Association of Wales and supported by the Big Lottery and the Welsh Government.