The Race Equality Action Plan (Action Plan) was published for a 12 week consultation on 24 March 2021 and sets out a bold and radical ambition for tackling systematic and institutional racism and working towards creating an anti-racist Wales by 2030. The Action Plan provides information on what anti-racism means, why it is a Plan and not a strategy and also the policy themes under which goals and actions
focus on.


The Action Plan has been developed in co-construction with a wide range of stakeholders including Trade Unions, private, public and third sector partners and community organisations, members and mentors. It
aims to be a robust and intersectional Plan that is reflective of the lived experiences of its co-creators.

For more information about the consultation visit: https://gov.wales/race-equality-action-plan-anti-racist-wales

About the Grant

This funding opportunity has been established to ensure that the consultation on the Race Equality Action Plan for Wales is undertaken with a broad range of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities across Wales (including Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, migrant and refugee communities). The grant aims to provide opportunities to widen dialogue about creating an anti-racist Wales and the specific policy goals and actions proposed in the Action Plan. It builds on the community engagement funding which was provided in 2020 to inform the development of the Action Plan.


This short-term grant has been created to fund direct consultation activities with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities across Wales. The purpose of this grant is to ensure consultation opportunities are made available to all Black, Asian and Minority communities and groups to respond to the Race Equality Action Plan. Through this grant we want to know what Black Asian and Minority Ethnic people think about the Plan and the goals and actions it contains.


The grant is available to third sector, or community groups or organisations which specialise in supporting, engaging or working with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. We aim to achieve a Wales-wide reach through the suite of successful applications. Individual applications do not have to offer national reach, they can be locality or community specific.

Consultation engagement events can be delivered through a variety of languages. Consultation activity can also be specific to a policy theme. For example, consultation activity focused specifically on the education theme of the Plan.

The Welsh Government will provide grants to eligible organisations and community groups of up to a maximum of £4,999. We will consider both individual and collective bids for this grant.

Next Steps

For more information about the consultation visit: https://gov.wales/race-equality-action-plan-anti-racist-wales

For more information about the grant email equalitybranch@gov.wales or download the guidance notes below. The deadline to apply is the 19th April 2021.