Funding news

£12.5 million to tackle radicalisation and help prevent extremism in communities – Tuesday 3 June 2008

New guidance to help and support local authorities, schools, community groups and the police to tackle violent extremism and prevent radicalisation in communities has been launched.

The new guidance includes advice about how to work with vulnerable individuals and institutions to counter radicalisation, support mainstream voices and increase the capacity of communities to challenge and resist violent extremists.

To support new initiatives, the Home Office is providing an extra £12.5 million in 2008/09 (in addition to the £12m already announced to support local communities) to fund projects specifically to support institutions or individuals vulnerable to radicalisation. New schemes will aim to include:

  • extending police-led multi agency projects to identify and support vulnerable individuals at risk of being targeted by violent extremists;
  • new work to prevent violent extremism, focused on supporting young individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system;
  • further work in prisons and the community to tackle vulnerability to radicalisation amongst offenders;
  • funding further grassroots projects aimed at tackling radicalisation where it has already occurred.

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