Supporting detail:

Counter-Proliferation Programme

The Counter-Proliferation Programme is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s fund used to support projects around the world which strengthen political will or technical capacity to tackle the threat of weapons proliferation.

Countering weapons proliferation is a strand of work central to the Government’s efforts to safeguard Britain’s national security and to support stability around the world.

The fund has a number of objectives including reinforcing support for the Non-Proliferation Treaty, strengthening export control regimes, progressing the establishment of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East and reducing the threat posed by conventional weapons to UK, regional and global stability.

Funding is allocated to projects in a competitive bidding process, which is normally run twice per year, with a main bidding round in March, and a smaller bidding round in September. Further information is available on the Programme page.