The BSBT programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms.
The grants are offered through the Home Office and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. The programme is administered by the UK Community Foundations network, and allows organisations that share these aims to bid for support to deliver goals set out in the Counter Extremism Strategy.
To help groups expand their reach and influence, the BSBT programme offers two 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.
Grants are offered in two ranges: £1,000 – £14,999 and £15,000 – £50,000. Grants of up to £14,999 are only available to groups with an annual income of less than £200,000. For applications for grants between £15,000 and £50,000, although groups with an income of less than £250,000 will be prioritised, groups with a larger income are not excluded from applying.
Oxford children’s charity Donnington Doorstep has previously received funding from BSBT to create parenting workshops for marginalised families, bringing the whole community together.
BSBT closes on 16th February 2018. To apply, visit the Home Office website.