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Tackling sectarianism

A further 861,558 is to be invested in community projects to tackle sectarianism across Scotland.

Community Safety Minister, Roseanna Cunningham, announced the funding as the Scottish Government published its response to the report discount michael kors of the independent Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism.

To build on work already underway to take forward recommendations in relation to tackling sectarianism in our communities and our schools, Ms Cunningham today announced:

The Scottish Government is to invest a further 861,558 in projects to tackle sectarianism, ranging from 402,740 for the Citizen’s Theatre to host plays and workshops in North Lanarkshire primary schools to 99,849 for Youthlink to develop community led youth work approaches to tackling sectarianism in seven communitiesIn line with the recommendations that more should be done to evaluate and learn from what approaches are most effective, a new evaluation framework has been launched for all the projects in receipt of Scottish Government funding to enable robust assessment of outcomes and present consistent evidence that will help measure the collective impact and relative merits of individual approachesA new, extended remit has been agreed for the Advisory Group, whose work, as announced in December, will now continue until March 2015. This will enable the Group to take forward some of their own recommendations and build cheap michael kors bags on the work undertaken to date

Ms Cunningham said:

“When taking on the portfolio for tackling sectarianism I set myself two key tasks to ensure communities were at the heart of work to tackle it and to improve our knowledge and understanding of sectarianism by ensuring our work is based on robust evidence of what works. We are moving in the right direction and the work of the Advisory Group to whom I have very grateful for their detailed fake cheap Michael kors handbags recent report has been hugely important in supporting and focusing our work.

“Its far reaching recommendations are not simply aimed at the Scottish Government and I look forward to hearing how other bodies have considered the actions which impact on their areas of influence and control. For our part, I am delighted that the group has agreed to continue its work until March next year and we have now extended its remit to enable members to take forward some of their own recommendations and work with us as we continue to implement those aimed at Government.

“As announced in December, while we agreed that no further cheap michael kors legislation was required to tackle this issue, we aim to ensure further work in terms of education and community engagement projects are progressed to improve people’s understanding of sectarianism and the ways in which it manifests itself. I am therefore delighted today to announce further funding for a range of community projects, continuing our commitment to invest a record 9 million in tackling sectarianism over the three year period to March 2015. We will also be helping those organisations in receipt of funding effectively evaluate their work so that we can build on the success of the most effective approaches.”

Nil by Mouth Campaign Director Dave Scott said:

‘Every year we work michael kors cheap with thousands of pupils in schools right across Scotland and it’s clear there is a real appetite for change. Funding from the Scottish Government will help Nil by Mouth support and encourage the generation which will banish sectarianism from Scotland once and for all.’

Divided City Director Guy Hollands said:

“Religious intolerance and sectarianism are issues that continue to affect young people in Scotland today and we believe that drama provides a unique way of exploring those conflicts. Following previous incarnations of this project, we’ve seen tangible shifts in attitudes from audiences and participants far exceeding our expectations. We’re delighted that with the support of the Scottish Government, and in partnership with North Lanarkshire, we’re able to reach a greater number of young people and their families and communities than ever before, and provide an important platform fake michael kors for discussions around this important issue. In this version of our long cheap replica michael kors running project, we’re working with teachers to empower them to continue to deliver dramatic performances and tackle difficult issues in an inspiring and engaging way.”

Workforce Development Manager at YouthLink Scotland Tim Frew said:

“YouthLink Scotland is committed to tackling sectarianism. With blogs, news, interactive games, social media and much more the website encourages all of us to provide and share information that inspires action to challenge sectarianism, wherever we experience it.

“As the national cheap michael kors purses agency for youth work, YouthLink Scotland is delighted to start an action research project “Looking Forward not Back” with six of our member organisations. This project will consider the impact of community led replica michael kors youth work in tackling sectarianism and will develop cheap michael kors handbags a toolkit of resources.”

Notes to editors

Details of all the projects which have received funding from the Scottish Government to tackle sectarianism in 2013 15 in annex C and details of the Advisory Group’s new remit are available on page four.

Those benefitting from the latest round of funding include:

Citizen’s Theatre 402,740 for primary pupils in North Lanarkshire to explore the issue through workshops and staging ‘Divided City’ Plays

West of Scotland Housing Trust 51,401 to support community discussions on the impact of sectarianism in local areas and productive ways to tackle it,

Deaf Connections 38,000 to convert the action on sectarianism online materials into web based resources for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Cambridge University 100,000 to increase understanding of sectarianism through community engagement, prioritisation and intervention

Nil by Mouth 66,400 to work with schools and communities, providing a framework for developing anti sectarian work and supporting staff, pupils and parents.Articles Connexes: