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The Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT) works to counter the threat from terrorism. OSCT’s work is covered in the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. As part of CONTEST, the aim of the Prevent Strategy is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The strategy’s objectives are to:

  • Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat from those who promote it.
  • Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
  • Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address.

The aim of this competition is to find innovative ways to prevent vulnerable people from becoming radicalised to support or carry out terrorism

To lead a project, applicants must:

  • Be an organisation of any size.
  • Work alone or in collaboration with others (statutory bodies, charities and third sector).
  • Non-commercial organisations must demonstrate a route to market for their project outputs.

The competition is open to applicants in sectors including:

  • Civil society, community and voluntary groups.
  • Registered charities.
  • Out-of-school settings that support children.
  • Businesses, including small and medium-sized enterprises.

Single or multiple local authorities can submit proposals, as long as funding is not used for staff remuneration. These must be in partnership with organisations in any of the eligible sectors listed above.

Applicants must agree to undertake the British Values test. Offers of funding are subject to due diligence checks conducted by the Home Office and its partners. This is to ensure the proper use of funds.

A briefing event for potential bidders will be held on 13 September 2016. To register for this event, please send an email to: Limited places are available so please register early.

The deadline for registration is 5 October 2016 (12 noon). The deadline for applications is 12 October 2016 (12noon).

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