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New £2m government grant to fund interfaith projects that champion tolerance

The scheme announced by the communities secretary Robert Jenrick will give funding to community groups and civil society organisations for projects

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick with members of the Union of Jewish Students in January
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick with members of the Union of Jewish Students in January

The government has unveiled a new £2 million grant to fund projects bringing together different faiths and communities.

As part of the scheme announced by the communities secretary Robert Jenrick last Friday, community groups and civil society organisations can apply for funding to run short projects championing diversity and tolerance.

“Our country is home to people with a wonderfully diverse range of faiths and beliefs,” Jenrick said. “The funding announced today will help us celebrate this diversity, champion our shared identity and values and bring people together to create a better society.”

“The scheme will also help tackle discriminatory behaviour. This government has a zero tolerance towards hate crimes against anyone of any faith and background, and we stand in support of all communities that suffer from prejudice and discrimination,” he added.

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