Anti-racist Wales Culture, Heritage and Sport Fund grant scheme launch

The Welsh Government is taking action to make Wales an Anti-racist nation, publishing the ‘Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan’ to tackle systemic and institutionalised racism as well as launching a grant scheme for local museums, libraries, archives, heritage, sport and arts sectors for work to help deliver against the action plan.

Drawing on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities’ experiences of racism, and race inequality, the Plan sets out a series of actions from across Government with actions focused on the next two years, set against the vision of a Wales which is anti-racist in 2030.

The Goals and Actions in the plan cover policy areas across government, including, health, culture, homes and places, employability and skills, education as well as a focus on leadership and representation within the Welsh Government and across public services.

Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt said: “The Plan has been co-created with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, drawing from their lived experience, and developed in collaboration with a wide range of communities and organisations across all parts of Wales and informed by evidence. We’re determined to ensure that this isn’t just an exercise in saying the right things, this Plan is a call to action, a plan to truly deliver for people from ethnic minorities.”

Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden said: “The work to deliver the goals and actions for Culture, Heritage and Sport has already begun across culture, heritage, and sport organisations. This will be supported by £4.25 million in funding over the next three years through the launch of an innovative grant scheme which will cover our sponsored bodies, a competitive grant scheme across our sectors and a ring-fenced fund specifically for grassroots organisations.”

Sector support bodies, individual museums, cohorts of museums and individuals working with museums are eligible to apply for the grants and the deadline is 22 August.  Full details are on the Welsh Government website:

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