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Applications sought - tackling hate crime and online harassment on campus

(7 July 2017)

HEFCE is inviting applications to its Catalyst Fund for new small scale projects on student safeguarding. Funding of up to £50,000 could be awarded for projects which focus on the areas of hate crime, and online harassment against students targeted because of their race or ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

This funding builds on the previous call, Catalyst fund: Student safeguarding on campus, which addressed issues of sexual harassment and violence on campus. Applications for the previous call were strong in the area of sexual harassment, but there were gaps in terms of proposals to tackle hate crime as well as online harassment against students targeted because of their race or ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

If you are considering an application, please initially contact the Director of Planning, Matt Aitken, by 10 July 2017, so that bids can be coordinated.

As the application form requires approval from both Director of Finance and Head of Institution, any proposals should then be sent on to Matt.Atkin@manchester.ac.uk by Monday, 24 July.

The HEFCE deadline for bids is noon on Monday, 31 July 2017.

  • You can find out more about the Catalyst Fund and the application process on the HEFCE website.