Preventing Racist Violence
This initiative was developed in response to a report by the Runnymede Trust
Preventing Racist Violence, Work with Actual and Potential Perpetrators (2005), which we part-funded. It suggested that work to challenge racist attitudes and reduce the incidents of racial violence is scarce given the scale of the problem.
To develop and/or strengthen preventive work with potential perpetrators to help reduce the fear and level of racial incidents and race hate crime in specific geographical areas in London.
- To change the attitudes and behaviour of potential perpetrators of racist violence.
- To work with the wider community to change racist attitudes that have an influence on the attitudes and behaviour of the potential perpetrators.
- To evaluate the merits of the different approaches to this work.
- To share and learn from the work, and to influence other agencies including voluntary and community organisations, youth groups, other funders, local authorities, statutory agencies and government.
Trust for London has invested £484,000 in this initiative including grants to:
Working with Men - £206,000 to work in the Thamesmead area with young men and their communities including conflict resolution, group work and community safety projects.
Leap Confronting Conflict - £120,000 to work in three London areas on a community based group work and training programme for young white men.
Searchlight Educational Trust - £95,000 for an Anti-Racist Intervention Project in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham with a strong sport component.
2007 - 2010
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