This round is now closed.


UK Community Foundations is partnering with advertising agency M&C Saatchi to deliver over £1million in grants as the first part of a major Home Office initiative to counter extremism.

In Britain, each one of us is free to live the life we choose thanks to shared values that underpin our society: values that include democracy, free speech, mutual respect and opportunity for all. Such freedoms rely on a shared responsibility to respect the rights of others to live as they choose. But in recent times we have seen extremists operating at unprecedented pace and scale, seeking to divide communities and cause great harm.

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.

This programme is a partnership between Government and groups and organisations who want to see extremism defeated. Organisations can bid for grant funding and in-kind support for specific projects that deliver this goal.


Grants are available for project costs of up to £50k, and partnership bids are eligible.

Your project or activities should be aligned with one or more of the following outcomes:

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

Applications should demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Demonstrating effective practice, with evidence that the methodology being use will be successful
  • The ability to work in partnership
  • Where the proposal is supported by co-funding from other sources
  • long term sustainability
  • Individuals
  • Groups that have been established for less than 12 months

To apply and find out further information, please visit the Home Office website here.

Applications received from the Berkshire area shall be assessed by Berkshire Community Foundation, with final decision made by the Home Office.