The Office for Security and Counter Terrorism in the Home Office has launched the Prevent Innovation Fund, inviting funding proposals costing up to £100,000.
The aim of the Prevent strategy is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which came into effect on 1 July this year, requires certain institutions (including local government, the police, prisons, schools and HE/FE institutions) to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
On 2 November, the Project Innovation Fund for Prevent opened with the aim of supporting the following types of activities:
particularly innovative projects developing new methods and/or developing new technologies with a potential for replication nationally
projects promoting understanding and learning, identification and dissemination of best practices
pilot projects, including in sectors covered by the Prevent duty
The fund will be available to all specified authorities under the Prevent duty, businesses, registered charities, civil society groups and third sector organisations.
The fund competition and all associated documents are now on the Innovate UK website.
The competition call will close on Wednesday 2 December. Trustees of charities which fall within one of these relevant groups are encouraged to apply. They must be satisfied that undertaking their charity’s proposed project(s) would be in furtherance of its purposes and otherwise in its best interests.
For further information contact PreventLocalDelivery@homeoffice.x.gsi.gov.uk