Race Equality First was established in 1976 by 3 men who were victims of racial discrimination and hate. All of our projects work to empower communities and individuals to tackle racism, discrimination and inequality. Where institutional racism and inequality exists, we take organisations to task and lobby for equality and meaningful outcomes for victims of discrimination. Where discrimination and hate crime is at the hands of an individual or a group of individuals, we will work to educate and inform perpetrators on racial and cultural awareness to promote cohesion and understanding. We represent victims at tribunal, crown court and in mediation meetings with employers. We support, advise and represent individuals who are victims of racial discrimination and hate crime across Wales. Our beneficiaries are victims of persistent abuse and name calling; hate crime; grievous assault and continual threats of violence; neighbourhood disputes with letters of hatred, damage to vehicles and property and victims forced to move home due to ongoing intimidation. Due to COVID-19 there has been a significant increase in the number of neighbourhood disputes which are of both a racial and religious nature.