A new programme ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ has recently been launched by UK Community Foundations in partnership with advertising agency M&C Saatchi. The programme will deliver over £800,000 in grants and is the first part of a major Home Office initiative to counter extremism.

Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations, Fabian French, said that ‘UKCF is very pleased to be working with the Home Office on this important initiative. Community Foundations up and down the country work right at the heart of local communities. They have an unrivalled understanding of local needs and challenges and are best placed to deliver grants to local organisations’.

The programme was created out of the desire to better support civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative.

For organisations who want to see extremism defeated, applications are now open to bid for grant funding and in-kind support for specific projects.

Further information can be found here.

Please direct any media enquiries to Kiran Ramchandani: kramchandani@ukcommunityfoundations.org