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EXCLUSIVE: Kick It Out braced for potential funding cuts next year with anti-discriminatory charity's £1million budget not guaranteed despite a rise in reports of racist abuse during coronavirus pandemic Kick It Out braced for possible funding cuts next year despite increase in abuse The anti-discrimination charity's £1million budget is not guaranteed for 2021-22 This is despite the fact that there has been a 53 per cent increase in racial abuse  Kick It Out have been jointly funded by Premier League, FA and PFA since 1997 

By Sami Mokbel and Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 BST, 22 October 2020 | Updated: 22:46 BST, 22 October 2020

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Kick It Out are braced for possible funding cuts next year despite a rise in reports of racist abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sportsmail has learned that the anti-discriminatory charity's modest budget of £1million has not been guaranteed for the 2021-22 season, leading to fears it will suffer similar cuts to those experienced by other grassroots organisations during the financial crisis.

Kick It Out have been jointly funded by the Premier League, the FA and the PFA since 1997, with each contributing around £250,000, topped up by other grants in the current three-year agreement, but they are now operating in a more competitive environment.

Kick It Out are braced for potential funding cuts to their annual budget for 2021-22 season

Kick It Out are braced for potential funding cuts to their annual budget for 2021-22 season

The Premier League launched their own anti-discrimination initiative last year — No Room for Racism — and the cost of the two-week campaign that concludes this weekend is understood to be similar to Kick It Out's annual

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