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Travelling People: Racial Discrimination

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Travellers will be able to apply for grants from the Tackling Race Inequalities Fund. (293258)

Yes. The Tackling Race Inequalities Fund (TRIF) was announced in February 2009, to support third sector organisations working to tackle race inequalities (and promote equality of opportunity for people of all ethnic groups). My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced the 27 third sector organisations on 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 119WS. Two of these organisations (The Rural Media Company and Friends, Families and Travellers) will be working with the Gypsy, Roma and Travellers communities. The grant funding is for two years until the end of March 2011.