‘Shared Vision – Your Decision’ is an Edinburgh based initiative which enables local people to decide how public money is spent in eradicating Islamophobia and associated prejudice behaviour.
Police Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and The Scottish Government have made a total of £40,000 available as part of their ongoing commitment to addressing Islamophobia across Edinburgh. Islamophobic behaviour also effects other faith communities and they have included projects which also work with these communities.
The deadline for applications closed on 12th December 2016. Between 10 November and 12 December individuals and groups submitted applications to receive up to £5,000 worth of funding.
All bids evidence how money will be spent eradicating Islamophobia or associated prejudice behaviour in Edinburgh. The projects aim to foster
good relations and/or reduce prejudice. Examples might include:
- Putting on an event or a series of events/classes to bring communities together (multi-faith sewing classes/cooking classes/sport activities etc)
- Increasing understanding and awareness to address commonly held perceptions and misconceptions of Islam
- Raising awareness of religiously aggravated hate crime
- Working with hate crime offenders
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