BRAMUBirmingham Racial Attacks Monitoring Unit (UK)
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Now community members who believe BRAMU provided a valuable and essential service are drawing up plans for a successor organisation, with a wider remit to deal with gender and disability discrimination as well as race.
As a result, no application for continuation of a pounds 60,000 a year grant had been received from BRAMU.
Coun Rudge (Con, Sutton Vesey) accused BRAMU of "playing games" by suggesting that the council was responsible for its demise.
Responding to a claim by Sparkbrook Respect councillor Salma Yaqoob that failure to give BRAMU a grant was "sending out the wrong message", Coun Rudge added: "If you are saying certain organisations should be exempt from any rules and procedures and should be given money regardless of putting any business case forward you are opening up a Pandora's box for this city.
Set up on the recommendation of the Home Office, BRAMU now relies solely on donations from trade unions and individual volunteers to keep up its case work, helping the victims of harassment.
To be clear, we are not withdrawing funding, we are simply asking that BRAMU abide by the same rules that apply to those seeking to renew their funding.
Anger: Maxie Hayles, chairman of BRAMU with protesters outside Birmingham Council House.
The BRAMU has held a series of demonstrations as part of its campaign for a hearing.
Chairman of the BRAMU, Mr Maxie Hayles, said: "The family is heavily disadvantaged at the inquest because of the lack of legal aid for them to be represented, and the lack of any prior disclosure of documents.