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.
The Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. The programme allows organisations that share these aims to bid for in-kind support and grant funding for specific programmes that deliver goals set out in the Counter Extremism Strategy. We are delighted that 125 groups have been successful so far (PDF, 161KB, 6 pages) .
More information about the groups we support and the work they are delivering can be found in the partnership support programme summer update (PDF, 1.12MB, 5 pages) . We will be publishing an autumn update shortly.
If you wish to join the BSBT Newsletter mailing list, please contact us at BSBT@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.
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.
Guidance for applicants
Please read the guidance for applicants (PDF, 185KB, 18 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
The call for grant funding closed at 5pm on Monday 6 February 2017.
There is a fixed amount of funding available and we will consider bids on a first-come-first-served basis.
The call for in-kind support will remain open all year. We will regularly draw down applications for assessment and award.
You can still apply for funding if your previous application was unsuccessful.
If you applied for funding in round 1, you may apply for funding in round 2.