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Lets End Hate Crime.

Hate crime is heavily under-reported. More work is needed to highlight where and how reports can be made to support victims to feel more confident to report hate crime incidents and to challenge hate crime in our communities.

Grants of up to £400 are available to support events taking place during Hate Crime Awareness Week, 4-10 February 2019.

The aim of the funding is:

To raise awareness of what hate crime is, to increase reporting and to celebrate diversity in our communities.

We welcome applications from those who have applied previously and any group or project that has not applied in the past. If you have not previously applied but have questions about this funding, please contact Oliver at Macc on 0161 834 9823 or at oliver@macc.org.uk all the documents to apply are here

A hate crime is an act of violence or hostility based on who you are or what someone thinks you are. This funding application form will ask for information about which areas of hate crime your event focuses and how it will make an impact in this area of hate crime. The currently recognised six area of hate crimes are:

  • Disability

  • Race

  • Religion or belief

  • Sexual orientation

  • Trans

  • Alternative subculture   


Report hate crime

  • Call Greater Manchester Police on 101
  • Call the Manchester City Council's Hate Crime Report Line on 08000 830 007
  • Report it to True Vision anonymously
  • Report it to a Third Party Reporting Centre, find one in your area here

Hate Crime Strategy for 2016

The 2016 - 2019 Hate Crime Strategy has been launched and is available to download.

Hate crime is a serious social issue that has a significant impact on its victims, families and the community. The strategy was developed on behalf of the Council and Manchester’s Community Safety Partnership and sets out our key priorities for tackling and responding to Hate Crime.

In order to develop an effective and relevant Strategy, we consulted as widely as possible with a variety of people. The first part of this consultation involved agencies, voluntary and community groups who fed back their views at an event held in May 2015. A summary of the feedback can be found here.

You also kindly gave us your views and feedback via an online questionnaire and by returning the paper copies in the post. The consultation has now closed, the results were analysed and fed in to the development of the new strategy. A full summary of all the consultation findings can be found here. 

Thank you for taking the time to get involved in the consultation, your views have been important in shaping a Hate Crime Strategy that is committed targeting hate crime an its causes. 


Lets End Hate Crime.

Internet Safety

Hateful and malicious material posted on social media and the internet can damage community cohesion and create fear. As a Partnership we work alongside communities and the internet industry to reduce the harm caused by hate online Messages and material based on hatred can be upsetting and offensive and leave victims and communities in fear. The True Vision website has guidance on staying safe online and what you can do about offensive material. You can also report if you have been a victim of hate crime.

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is any crime that is targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that persons:

  • Disability
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Alternative subculture
  • Trans and gender reassignment

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