CRE takes race equality work to rural areas

The
Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) has announced its decision to place more
emphasis on supporting race equality work in rural areas such as north Wales
and Scotland.

Trevor
Phillips, CRE chairman, said: "One of our main aims is to make sure that
local race equality work is delivered consistently throughout Britain, while
acknowledging that this will vary according to local needs and
circumstances."

CRE
also plans to build partnerships in places that have experienced heightened
community disturbances, such as Burnley, which is covered by the East
Lancashire Together project.

The
CRE is awarding a total of £796,000 to 22 Race Equality Councils and
community-based organisations across Britain.

The
grants form part of a new funding framework called ‘Getting Results’, through
which £3.5m has already been awarded this year.

By Michael Millar

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