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Building a Stronger Britain Together Round 2

UK Community Foundations is partnering with advertising agency M&C Saatchi to deliver grants as part of a major Home Office initiative to counter extremism.

The ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme will 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.

The London Community Foundation is the delivery partner for London and the South-East

About the programme

The counter-extremism strategy encourages partnership between the government and people involved in projects that counter extremism and build stronger communities.

To help groups expand their reach and influence, the Building a Stronger Britain Together programme offers 2 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 if they are both needed.

Guidance for applicants

Please read the guidance for applicants. Please note the guidance has been updated. It contains information on:

  • programme objectives
  • who can bid for support
  • the types of support available
  • how to complete your application form

Apply for support

The deadline for grants and combined in-kind/grant applications is 5pm on 6th February 2017

There is no deadline for in-kind applications which are open all year.

We will assess in-kind applications on a monthly basis from October onwards. Grant and combined applications will be assessed in February only.

There is a fixed amount of funding available. We will consider bids on a first-come-first-served basis.

Guidance for applicants

Apply for grant funding

Apply for in-kind support

If you have any queries about the grant fund please email

If you have any queries about the in-kind support please email

You can still apply for funding if your previous application was unsuccessful.

If you applied for funding in round 1, you may apply for funding in round 2.