Home Office launches support programme for organisations fighting extremism

first_imgHome Office launches support programme for organisations fighting extremism  39 total views,  1 views today  40 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Organisations working to fight extremism in their communities are invited to bid for support from the Home Office’s new Building a Stronger Britain Together programme.The four-year programme launched in September as part of the Government’s counter-extremism strategy, which was published last year.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 could include social media training, help setting up a website or advice on media activity. Grant funding will be given for clearly defined proposals, with the example given of 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.The Home Office will issue a new call for bids for each new financial year so that the funding has impact across all four years, and to make sure that support is given to groups doing the most relevant and innovative work.Sarah Newton, Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, said:“Across the country organisations and individuals are standing up to extremism and the harm it causes. As we work to build a country that works for everyone, we are determined to support them and, by empowering mainstream voices, drown out those who seek to divide us.”Further information about applying for support is here: www.gov.uk/guidance/building-a-stronger-britain-together. Advertisementcenter_img Melanie May | 27 September 2016 | News Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8last_img

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