Building a Stronger Britain Together

To apply for this fund please first contact the Redbridge Community Coordinator Yusuf Patel at yusuf.patel@redbridge.gov.uk. He will be able to talk through your project with you and give you some guidance and advice.

Once you have spoken with Yusuf, please contact a member of the LCF team, as detailed below.

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to groups working to tackle extremism in Redbridge.

Please note: for this round, only applications from groups working in Redbridge will be accepted. Please do not apply if you are not working in this borough.

Projects must be working to address extremism activity and must be fully complete by December 2019.

About the programme

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.

Grant size

Funding of up to £50,000 is available to groups working to target known extremism activity. We ask that your project is aligned with one or more of the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) outcomes:

  • Fewer people holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values
  • An increased sense of belonging and civic participation at the local level
  • More resilient communities.

Grants of up to £14,999 are only available to groups with an annual income of less than £200,000. Larger groups may apply for £15,000 to £50,000.

You should apply for no more than 25% of your organisation's annual income.

Closing date

The closing date is 1st March at 12pm.

Guidance for applicants

If you are interested in applying to this fund, please call for a discussion with one of the Programme Managers, Lauren or Catherine. The contact number is 020 7582 5117. Alternatively you can email lauren.palmer@londoncf.org.uk. This is a very specific fund and it is important that you talk through your project with us before making an application. We will then send the link to the online application form to you directly.

Please read the guidelines in full before calling. They contain information on:

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

Contact details

If you have any questions, please contact the Programmes team on 020 7582 5117 or applications@londoncf.org.uk and ask to speak to Lauren or Catherine.