Building a Stronger Britain Together – Deadline 5pm on Monday 6th February 2017



About the programme

The counter-extremism strategy encourages partnership between the government and people involved in projects that counter extremism and build stronger communities.

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 (PDF185KB18 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

You can bid for in-kind support and grant funding from Monday 9 January 2017.

The deadline for grants is 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. Please click here to apply for in-kind support.

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.

Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside are the North West lead for a national Home Office funding stream, Building Stronger Britain Together, and grants are also available for Greater Manchester.

Please go to the government website for further information and to apply.   The timeframe for applications, as dictated by the government office,  is very tight with the closing date set for 5pm on Monday 6 February.

Further information can also be found on our website :




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