Home Office Re-launches Building a Stronger Britain Together Fund
The Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme was set up in September 2016 to help deliver a key strand of the Government’s Counter-Extremism Strategy. The programme aims to promote and strengthen positive mainstream voices across Britain.
The Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme, available in England and Wales only, offers both grant funding and in-kind support to civil society and community organisations that are working to create more resilient communities, to stand up to extremism in all its forms and to offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age, and gender.
Applications can be made for both:
- In-kind support up to a value of £75,000. This could be for things 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 of between either £1,000 and £14,999 or £15,000 and £50,000.
Any registered UK charity, charitable incorporated organisation, company limited by guarantee, not for profit registered community interest company, or constituted community and voluntary sector organisation that has been established for at least 12 months can apply.
Proposals must be aligned with one or more of the BSBT programme outcomes which are:
- 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.
The call for in-kind communication support is expected to open by the end of January 2018.
The deadline for applications for grant funding is 16 February 2018 (5pm).
If you have any queries email: BSBT@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk