Community cohesion and hate crime

In his speech to Parliament on Monday 27 June following the referendum result, the Prime Minister condemned the apparent increase in reports of racially-motivated attacks and abuse over the weekend.

Councils have a vital role to play in building community cohesion, combating extremism and  in encouraging the victims of hate crime to come forward and report the matter to the police. Every community is different and councils are best placed to tackle the challenges each faces, including these.

To assist councils in this task we have provided a collection of useful documents and links below. If you would like to see anything added to this list please contact

Useful Contacts

Examples and case studies


Toolkits and other resources


6 December 2016

Government funding announcement

September 2016: The Government has announced new funding pots for projects aimed at tackling: