The far right are back on the streets and across the country they are stoking hate against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
In 2022, we saw a 102% rise in far-right "migrant hunter" activity and so far in 2023 we've recorded 50 demonstrations organised or motivated by the far right.
These far-right activists are preying on the fear and anger felt by communities who are struggling with the cost of living, spreading misinformation and making people seeking asylum their scapegoats.
It's part of a worrying trend as the far right feels emboldened by rhetoric from the Government calling for an end to the "invasion on our southern coast" and their plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.
There's a real risk that if these demonstrations continue, the far right could use them to recruit new members and further spread their hateful ideas.
That's why we need your help to counter these racist messages and stop the scapegoating of people seeking asylum.
Your donation will help us:
- Design and develop free resources and leaflets that local community groups can use to mobilise against the far right, fight misinformation and counter their messages of hate.
- Run a digital advertising campaign to reach tens of thousands of people in areas targeted by the far right, spreading our message of hope and resistance.
- Invest in the best digital tools to support our research team to monitor and tackle the far right and understand how they are organising online.
- Turn our findings into a report and share it with refugee charities and politicians, making sure that as many people as possible are involved in our mission to tackle far right hate.
Why should you support HOPE not hate?
HOPE not hate exists to tackle the far right and build hopeful communities, and for almost 20 years we've been doing just that. We've been successful in defeating the British National Party, the English Defence League and stopped racist thugs like Tommy Robinson from being elected.
But now we need your support to meet this new threat. We need to counter the racist messages of the far right and stop the scapegoating of people seeking asylum