Funding opportunity – hate crime training

Voluntary Action Leeds and Leeds City Council are excited to announce an opportunity to bid for funds to develop training resources around hate crime for youth work practitioners.

holding hands The Challenging Conversations project worked to understand the drivers that may lead young people to commit hate crime. Working in partnership with six community-based organisations, young people were supported to take part in ‘challenging conversations’ and undertake a range of activities and interventions designed to give them a different perspective on other communities and cultures. Key learnings from these short-term interventions highlighted a number of issues that need to be addressed in order to continue this work and reduce incidents of hate crime:  
    1. Capacity building to raise the confidence of practitioners in opening discussions, responding to sensitive issues and resolving conflict
    2. Developing networks that link organisations so that they can introduce young people to each other and share skills
    3. Appropriate resources to support organisations to shape activities and the conversations that stem from them
The need for capacity building with adults is considered critical and therefore Leeds City Council has identified funding to support the development of training resources that will be free for all to use for the benefit of all organisations in Leeds. It has been agreed that Voluntary Action Leeds will manage this funding through provision of a grant to the successful provider.   Please see the attached document for more information.   The closing date for proposals is midday on Friday 6 October.  

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