Hate Crime Awareness Week Activities

Greater Manchester Hate Crime Awareness Week (HCAW) takes place from Monday 6th –  Sunday 12th February 2017.

Following on from previous successful HCAWs, Salford will again be running a series of events, activities and communications in partnership with local community groups and GMP. This year funding has been awarded by OPCC (Office of Police Crime Commissioner) in conjunction with Salford’s Community Safety Partnership for Salford VCSE (Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise) organisations to deliver activities during GM Crime Awareness Week.

Salford CVS also facilitates VOCAL: Community Safety, a forum for VCSE organisations in Salford to develop strategic priorities and collaborative working on community safety. If you are interested in joining the forum you can sign up to the mailing list or attend the next forum meeting.

You can join in the conversation on twitter using #letsendhatecrime and #westandtogether

Details of the activities funded by the GM Hate Crime Awareness Grant 2017:

Yemeni Community Association

The Yemeni Community Association

Hate crime awareness campaign at Eccles mosque on Friday 10th February during Friday prayers and throughout the daily prayers. Stalls will be displaying information to raise awareness about how to report hate crime online in both the men's and women's area. Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) will follow the campaign on the Saturday to reinforce the message.



Europia are running a dedicated three-month social media campaign dedicated to Hate Crime. Three videos have been produced in English and different East and Central European Languages. Theme and schedule is as follows:

  • February: What is Hate Crime
  • March: What is Hate incident
  • April: How to report Hate crime or Hate Incident

Hate Crime themed ESOL classes are also available at the following locations:

  • Monday the 6th February 2017 at Salford Sports Village Littleton road M7 3NQ from 10am to 12:30pm 
  • Tuesday 7th February 2017 at SAYF 87-89 Cholomondeley road Salford M6 8PU from 9:45am to 12:15pm
  • Friday 10th February 2017 at Mustard Tree 50 Hulton District Centre M28 0AU from 9:45am to 1pm

art with heart

Art with Heart

Equalities Workshops will be held at The Albion Academy on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th February for Year 8 and 9 students to promote community cohesion, understanding and reduce fear amongst communities to reduce hate crime and make safer communities.

radio africana

Radio Africana

On Monday 6th February between 11am - 1pm Radio Africana will host a radio show based around Hate Crime. Discussing the different types of hate crime, who is affected, how it happens and most importantly where someone can report and how. All listeners of the online radio will be encourage to engage in the live show either by phone or via social media outlets.

swinton lions

Swinton Lions Community Sports Foundation

An awareness campaign via social media channels, featuring Swinton Lion players.

Swinton Lions play against Toulouse Olympique on Sunday 7th May 2017, a pre match lunch will be held for invited guests at which we will highlight all principle facets of the campaign and present a short film outlining our participation over the previous 3 months.

you can

You Can Community Club

During youth club sessions on Monday 6th, Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th February. You Can staff will deliver workshops outlining key points about disability hate crime.

Monday 6th February
The Beacon Centre, Salford 
Thursdays 9th February
The Deans - Moorside High School, Swinton
Saturday 11th February
The Beacon Centre, Salford

A social Media campaign will also post messages on disability hate crime during hate crime week.

A short drama production about hate crime will be developed during weekly sessions between 18th February - 20th May at the Beacon Centre on the Saturday afternoons You Can Youth Drama Group.

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The Church of Ascension / Parasol

The Church if the Ascension  are holding a workshop raising  awareness of the link between Hate Crime, Modern Slavery and other serious forms of exploitation of migrants of all nationalities on Thursday 9th February between 1.30pm - 4pm.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for European and other foreign nationals to talk about their negative and positive experiences of adjusting to a new life in Salford and the UK. Highlighting both their experiences of Hate Crime and other forms of hate-based exploitation and how a local church and its partners have enabled them to respond positively to these threats by providing a safe, welcoming space to engage with other residents as friends and neighbours.

Warm Hut UK

Warm Hut UK

Six drama projects are being held with an aim at raising awareness of the damaging effects of Hate Crime covering racism, disability related abuse and abusive language. This will be followed by a wide range of interactive sessions to raise awareness of the prejudice that can lead to hate crime and around being good neighbours, acceptable behaviour and what constitutes as ASB. Educating community members around the implications of hate crime, the importance of identity and what to do if you are a victim of hate crime. 

broughton ABC

Broughton Boxing Academy

Well IN Gym and Wellbeing Centre, Broughton Lane, Salford are holding an open day on Thursday 9th February between 10am - 2pm to raise awareness of the long term effects of hate crime on its victims and to show the individual person as opposed to the label attached to them.

Three short documentaries will be shown identifying groups often effected by hate crime in the local area featuring members of the LGBT community, people living with disabilities and members of the local Sudanese community.

People who have been involved in the documentaries will be able to network. We will have stalls from a wide range of agencies who can offer support and advice to both the victims of hate crime and also those who have witnessed it

Castle Community Association

The Castle volunteers and partners are running bi-weekly ' community cuppa’, mornings on Mondays throughout February - May which is open to all Salford Residents. These sessions will raise awareness of Hate Crime with a prime focus on LGBT although all aspects of hate crime will be discussed over the course of the project. 

Workshops will be delivered to raise awareness of the effect of hate crime and focus on creating respect and understanding of subcultures in communities.

The group will work with an artist to create a mural around hate crime which will be displayed at the Neighbourhood Day event on Saturday 27th May at the Castle Community Centre, Eccles.


Gaydio Community Interest Company

Ten local people from Salford who have experienced hate crime will be taking part in our radio skills training programme one evening per week for five days. Through the training programme project participants will be given skills needed to create exciting and engaging audio on the subject of hate crime. The final day of the project will be spent creating radio content on hate crime to educate the wider community.

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