Funding and support for groups involved in counter-extremism projects in their communities.

About the programme

The counter-extremism strategy encourages partnership between the government and people involved in projects that counter extremism and build stronger communities.

To help groups expand their reach and influence, the Building a Stronger Britain Together programme offers 2 forms of support through a competitive bidding process:

  • in-kind support (such as social media training, technical assistance to help a group improve their website, or capacity building work to help a group protect more vulnerable individuals)
  • grants: targeted funding for specific projects with demonstrable outcomes which provide a positive alternative to extremist voices

You can apply for both in-kind support and grant funding if they are both needed.

Guidance for applicants

Please read the guidance for applicants (PDF, 235KB, 17 pages) . It contains information on:

  • programme objectives
  • who can bid for support
  • the types of support available
  • how to complete your application form

Apply for support

You can bid for in-kind support and grant funding from 16 September 2016.

The deadline for grants and combined in-kind/grant applications is 5pm on 14 October 2016. The deadline for in-kind support applications is 5pm on 9 December 2016.

We will assess in-kind applications on a monthly basis from October onwards. Grant and combined applications will be assessed in October only.

There is a fixed amount of funding available. We will consider bids on a first-come-first-served basis.


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