Anthony Walker Foundation
The Anthony Walker Foundation is a registered charity established by Anthony's family after his racially motivated murder in 2005. The Foundation is a company limited by guarantee. It was incorporated in January 2006 and registered as a charity on 31st January 2007.
The aims and objectives of the charity are to promote racial harmony through education, sport and the arts, promoting the celebration of diversity and personal integrity and the realisation of potential of all young people. AWF operates locally, regionally and nationally but the priority focus is Merseyside.
AWF works to prevent youth involvement in hate crime by working with all young people across racial groups to feel secure in their identity and empowered to welcome and celebrate diversity in their communities. Primarily through arts and education based workshops on diversity and inclusion delivered locally and nationally through schools and youth clubs, in addition to the annual arts/sport/education AWF festival in Liverpool celebrating diversity in the month of Anthony’s anniversary. Such activities and events contribute to improving community cohesion and promotes social inclusion.
Our hate crime support service, funded by Office of Police and Crime Commissioner Merseyside, assists individuals and families experiencing hate crime and incident empowering them to regain well being, control confidence and self esteem.
We work with young offenders who commit hate crimes to reduce their re-offending through our diversity programme which incorporates exploring self-identity, stereotyping and labels, discrimination, restoration and forgiveness concepts and diversity of local communities.
Nationally, our involvement and activities include:
- Anthony Walker Law Bursary with Crown Prosecution Service and Liverpool John Moores University, aimed at supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to become a lawyer (this was Anthony’s aspiration
- Annual Anthony Walker Memorial Lecture with National Union of Teachers
- Talks/workshops for national conferences
- Contribution to Show Racism the Red Card & Kick it Out Campaigns