When Hate Comes to Town

Imagine a scenario where someone is stirring up hate in your community. Maybe its just one person, maybe its an organised group. Maybe you don’t have to imagine, because it’s happening in your community right now, and it’s really vile.

You want to respond, you want to make things better, and stand up to hate. But you’re not sure how to get started, who to contact first, what will make things better, and how to make sure you don’t make things worse.

Well, the good news is you are now in the right place. Welcome to the HOPE not Hate Charitable Trust hub, When Hate Comes to Town

By the time this is all up and running, you’ll be able to find masses of content to help you out. Whether you want to come up with a project plan, find out how to get the local media involved, want to find out about a particular group that have come to your community, or want support in reporting a hate crime, we are here to help.

Take a good look around the site, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want help with anything, or to talk through the particular situation you are facing. Good luck, and we hope you find this site helpful,

The HNHCT team





Being proactive before hate becomes a reality in a community is the best approach of all. Watch this short film, made at a community football match put on in Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. Merthyr is a town with a proud identity but has serious economic challenges, and has a number of both Portuguese and Polish workers employed in a local meat packing plant. Our community organiser in the area found that these workers were struggling to integrate and find their voice in the town, so she got a group together to make a difference.