At the heart of the Counter Extremism Strategy sits a partnership between the Government and all those groups and communities who want to see extremism defeated. That is why the Home Office launched the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) Fund.
Through the Building a Stronger Britain Together programme we want to help fund and/or support groups and communities involved in projects countering extremism and/or building more resilient communities.
To help groups expand their reach and influence, the BSBT programme offers two 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 that demonstrate they are meeting at least one of the three BSBT Outcomes:
- Fewer people holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values
- An increased sense of belonging and civic participation at the local level
- More resilient communities
Although the “grant” funding stream is currently closed (opening again later this year), the “in-kind” support is available throughout the year
Groups with a track record of promoting community cohesion and building stronger communities are very much encouraged to get in touch.
If you interested in applying for the “in kind” support, would like to register an interest in the grant support (for when the fund opens up again), or alternatively if you just want to have a chat or gather more information, please contact:
Community Coordinator (Counter Extremism Strategy)
Cunard Building, Liverpool L3 1DS
Telephone 233 7019