The Home Office has launched a programme to build a partnership between the government and groups working to challenge extremism in their communities.

Organisations with a track record of promoting community cohesion and tackling extremism are being encouraged to bid for support as part of the first wave of the Building a Stronger Britain Together programme.

This 4 year initiative delivers a key strand of the government's counter extremism strategy published last year and aims to promote and strengthen positive mainstream voices across Britain.

Groups can apply online for in kind support up to a value of £75,000, or grant funding up to £50,000. In kind support might include social media training, help setting up a website or advice on media activity. Grant funding will be given for clearly defined proposals, for example a project to help 15 to 18 year olds find full time employment after leaving school in an area where far right groups are attempting to recruit vulnerable young adults.

There will be new calls for bids for each new financial year to make sure the funding has impact across all 4 years, and to make sure that support is always given to groups doing the most relevant and innovative work.

Further information is available on Type=links;Linkid=3172;Title=GOV UK;Target=_blank; - search for Building a Stronger Britain Together.

  • released: Wednesday 9 November, 2016