Home Office funding to help prevention of radicalisation across England and Wales

Published: 13 December 2021

Derby at night

Bidding is now open for Prevent, the closing date is 5 January 2022

Derby City Council are encouraging local outreach providers to bid for funding to help them deliver services that tackle the causes of radicalisation and provides targeted intervention work with people who are susceptible to being radicalised into violent extremism.

Bidding for the 2022/23 year has now opened and local outreach projects can submit bids for up to £20,000 to Derby City Council.  All bids must show how they will help those who are most at risk of being radicalised and how they will build the beneficiaries’ skills, knowledge, and confidence, to resist those who may be trying to influence them and to take the appropriate actions in response.

Project examples include:

Empowering beneficiaries to become resilient to radicalisation and build critical thinking skills.

Engaging parents and carers to raise awareness of the risks of radicalisation.

Building the capacity and skills of frontline staff to support their delivery of Prevent, including teachers, social workers and other professionals.

Councillor Mick Barker, Cabinet Member for Governance, said:

The Prevent Project can offer local communities the backing they require to reach those who are being targeted or especially at risk of radicalisation. This funding gives projects the ability to step in and offer education, support, and safety to those at risk in critical moments of crisis. This bid can help change lives across England and Wales."

Prevent is part of the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy, which aims to prevent people from becoming a terrorist or supporting terrorism of any form. Over a number of years, Prevent has funded several projects to support vulnerable people. There is no ‘one type’ of project that Prevent will fund.

If you are would like more information about Prevent, visit our webpage

The Closing date is 5 January, and the final funding decisions will be made in March 2022.

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