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A series of hate crime awareness events are to launch across Derbyshire next week thanks to a funding project led by Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa.

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Community funding project helps PCC deliver anti-hate crime message

by Amber Valley Info on Tuesday 15 October 2019

A series of hate crime awareness events are to launch across Derbyshire next week thanks to a funding project led by Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa.

The Commissioner, who is national lead for hate crime on behalf of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), has allocated grants worth a total of £4,324 between nine community organisations who will be leading the county's awareness activities during National Hate Crime Awareness Week.  

Each organisation is receiving up to £500 to deliver awareness raising events, with campaigners focused on increasing the profile of Derbyshire's victim support services for survivors of hate crime, reaching vulnerable people and highlighting all the different ways of reporting hate crime incidents.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week aims to unite individuals and communities to stand together in solidarity against hate crime and to remember those lost and those needing support as a result of the crime.

This year's campaign, which runs from October 12th to 19th, will continue to exploit educational opportunities to prevent hate crime.

"Hatred divides communities and breeds tension and fear," said Mr Dhindsa.

"It affects all of us, not just victims of hate crime, and has a deep impact on the way we live our lives and our feelings of safety. This is why many of the projects I've supported encourage whole communities to stand up against hate crime and to not to close the door on a problem just because they are not directly affected.

"The funding is also aimed at encouraging community groups to think outside the box when it comes to hate crime and to take a creative approach to delivering important safety messages.

"We are supporting a host of innovative projects during the week from art and graffiti activities, through to drama sessions, video production and radio shows and broadcasts. This is a fantastic opportunity to shine the spotlight on this heinous crime and encourage us all to stand together against the minority which undermine Derbyshire's values of tolerance and respect for all."

The PCC's fund has been shared among small, micro-projects which might not otherwise have an opportunity to secure funding. Bids have been reviewed by the Multi-Faith Centre in Derby and the PCC hopes to visit all recipients of funding.

The successful projects will also be publicising the Commissioner's national social media campaign #NO2HATE, which last year saw PCCs, Chief Constables and justice partners across the country standing in solidarity against hate.

They will also highlight the Hate Crime Victim Support Service, commissioned by the PCC. 

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