Hate Crime Awareness Week 12th-19th October

Grants available for Community Groups to challenge and respond to hate crime

West Gwent local authority areas (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, and Caerphilly) have been provided additional funding from Welsh Government to raise awareness and plan activities during hate crime awareness week (HCAW).

Local Authorities across West Gwent would like to further support local community networks to challenge and respond to hate crime and invite bids from community groups for amounts up to £500.

Hate Crime awareness week will run from 12th – 19th October. Previous HCAW activities have included:

  • A youth club activity exploring food and the different cuisines that we share and love
  • A hate Crime Rap track produced in a professional studio
  • Arts and Crafts activities raising awareness on hate crime reporting
  • An externally commissioned social media campaign and animation
  • A public engagement event aimed at challenging negative perceptions of asylum seekers and refugees coming to Gwent
  • A community football tournament and cultural celebration to support cohesion and integration
  • Production of all Wales hate crime materials in a range of languages


All successful applications will be required to meet the Regional Community Cohesion Officer before the start of the project to discuss the activity and to offer additional guidance/support.

See below for the application form.

Contact Michael for more information and send your completed application form via email to:michael.morgan(at)torfaen.gov.uk

DEADLINE: no later than 5pm on Saturday 28th September 2019.

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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