Scotland Celebrates Diversity and Tackles Racism04 September 2007

FARE founding member Show Racism the Red Card will join once again the concerted action across Europe to free the game from racism and discrimination.

The 4th annual Fortnight of Action in Scotland takes place from October 16 – 30, 2007. During this period all professional football clubs and all sections of Scotland’s communities will send out a clear message that there is no place for racism in football or wider society.

Last year’s series of events was a great success with over 300 actions involving minority ethnic groups, community organisations, all 42 professional clubs, football fans, schools and young people nationwide. This October, we hope to build on the success of previous years and once again expand the number and quality of anti-racist projects taking place during the Fortnight.

To encourage participation from a wide section of Scotland’s communities, SRTRC works in partnership with the Scottish Executive’s One Scotland campaign and Unison – the public services trade union, to offer grants of up to £1,000. Criteria for successful applications include active involvement of local minority population and anti-racist educational value involving young people.

There is also a number of Show Racism The Red Card resources and red cards available free to community groups, schools, local, amateur and junior leagues to utilise.

The Fortnight of Action 2007 booklet with information on how to apply for a grant can be downloaded from the website www.theredcardscotland.org

Contact details

Tommy Breslin, Campaign Worker, Show Racism The Red Card
Email: info@theredcardscotland.org
Tel.: 0044 (0)141 332 8566
Address: Fountain House, 1-3 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow, G3 7UJ, Scotland