At the Autumn meeting of the High Sheriffs’ & Humberside Police Tribune Trust the trustees approved grant awards totalling £10,000 to 5 community based projects across Humberside that promote sport, youth volunteering and youth.
Included in this was an award of £972 for the Grimsby based ‘Communities Together’ project. Communities Together is focussed on working with schools in areas where there may have been tensions between different cultures raising awareness of differences but reflecting common aims for everybody to live peaceful and rewarding lives in the community. The project works on preventing bias motivated crime (hate crime) where the core of a victim’s identity is attacked. Whilst there have been recent comments about this definition the seriousness of it is reflected in legislation through the Crime and Disorder and Criminal Justice Acts. This funding will raise the profile of the issue through education and the valuable work of the charity at an event in Grimsby next January.
The awards will be presented by the High Sheriffs of the East Riding and Lincolnshire with the Chairman of the Tribune Trust over the next few weeks with local publicity. Congratulations to Communities Together for achieving this funding to further their work.