‘Building A Stronger Britain Together’ New Funding Opportunities Released


The Building A Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme is now open for grant funding applications, with a deadline of Friday 16 February at 5pm.

This funding is for projects which meet one or more of the following outcomes in countering extremism:
• 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

Please not that this is distinct from Prevent, and that applications should focus on tackling one or more the wider harms of extremism which are identified as hate crime; less cohesive society; harmful practices (such as forced marriage, FGM), alternative systems of law and rejection of democracy.

Community groups, charities, not for profit CICs, CIOs, community and voluntary sector organisations and companies limited by guarantee are able to apply. Groups need to have been running for at least 12 months.

Funding is available for up to £50,000 (although projects requiring larger amounts can be discussed). Groups cannot apply for more than 25% of the annual income. Grants of up to £14,999 are only available to groups with an annual income of less than £200,000. For applications of over £14,999 there are specific guidelines, interested groups are advised to contact Community Coordinator melinda.king@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk to discuss.

Consortia or partnership applications are also possible.

Full details, including eligibility criteria, further details on the outcome, and online application form can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/building-a-stronger-britain-together