Islamophobia Awareness Week Innovative Grant



MINAB is launching a campaign to raise awareness about Islamophobia (i.e. statements and actions based on a sentiment of hatred of Islam and Muslims). With the rise of far-right extremism, there has been a significant increase in hate crimes committed against minority communities, in particular Muslims. Last year saw a record number of anti-Muslim attacks, with 1,201 verified reports, a 26 % increase from the previous year.

(source, The Guardian, 20 July 2018., The Independent 23 July 2018).

Regrettably women face the brunt of these attacks (e.g. having the niqab or hijab forcefully removed) and this is having an adverse effect on an already vulnerable section of society. There is also an increase in targeted attacks especially against worshippers attending or leaving their local mosques. Unfortunately the situation has been further fuelled by erratic statements made by influential politicians. This further exacerbates the sentiment of Islamophobia, which helps to fuel the right-wing agenda.


About the Fund

13th​ October is the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week. To mark this, MINAB and its partners are launching a campaign entitled ‘Zero Tolerance Towards Islamophobia’ (#ZeroToleranceToIslamophobia). The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the problem through various approaches such as workshops, social experiments, community activities and art exhibitions. We are now calling for innovative ideas from all communities and all age groups to help raise awareness of Islamophobia. The MINAB award will range from £500 to £1000 and be awarded to projects that it feels are sufficiently innovative, and that can be delivered within the time scope for Anti Islamophobia Awareness Day.

Important dates:

Deadline for receiving proposals- 30th of September 2018

Delivery time of successful proposals- 13th of October 2018


Submission Guidelines & Requirements


The following guidelines and requirements apply to this Request for Proposals:


  1. This opportunity is open to all age groups, faiths and denominations. We particularly encourage applications from women and young adults. The proposal must bring to light the issue of Islamophobia in the UK.
  2. A summary of the budget must be attached. This should indicate the overall cost of the project.
  3. Proposals must be received no later than 30th September 2018 to be considered.
  4. The overall length of the application should be a minimum of 500 words and no more than 1000 words.
  5. All applications should be sent by email to



Project applications


Proposals can be in any format but bidders must include the following information:


Description of the project

Highlight the innovative aspect of the project

Delivery scope- must be delivered on or before October 13th.

Please indicate the amount of funding applied for



MINAB will do its utmost to assess and reply to successful applications no later than the 3rd of October.  Please ensure up to date contact details are included in the proposals.





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