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Anti-racism charity faces 65% funding cut

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Education programmes will be curtailed after cuts to funding

A high-profile anti-racism charity is facing a fight for its future after 65% of its funding was cut.

Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC), which uses football to promote racial tolerance, is having to drastically cut services, including its schools’ programmes, after the Scottish Government cut its core grant from £120,000 to £40,000.

It means the charity, which has been operating in Scotland since 2003, will have to cut back on some of its highest profile initiatives to survive.

Vicky Burns, SRTRC campaigns manager, said the education programme will be the first to be curtailed under the cuts.

“The reality is, with reduced core support from Scottish Government, we have been unable to replace a core member of staff who left in August last year and we will need to further cut our campaigning and educational work in Scotland.”