To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department plans to make available for policy measures to promote alternative narratives to extremism in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
17 July 2017
Through this department and across government we are working to deliver programmes which offer an alternative narrative to extremism and it is not possible to disaggregate this work. One example, however, is the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) Programme and funding provisions for this programme are as follows:
- In 2016/17, BSBT spent £4,026,166.80 (on in-kind support and grant support to community groups, community coordinators and campaigns) to offer alternative narratives to extremism with and through partners. This includes £872,365.80 spent in 2016 on piloting the BSBT approach.
- The spend for 2017/18 will be confirmed at the end of the financial year.
- The budget for 2018/19 has not yet been finalised.