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Communities: Preventing Extremism

House of Lords written question – answered on 30th April 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister (Community Cohesion), Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government what projects have been funded by the Preventing Violent Extremism Community Leadership Fund; and at what cost.

Photo of Baroness Andrews Baroness Andrews Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

The list of all projects that received funding through the Preventing Violent Extremism Community Leadership Fund (CLF) in 2007-08 has been placed in the House Library. Funding allocations for each project in 07-08 have been provided in the answer to a previous Parliamentary Question (DCLG Ref: 1446 08/09).

The full list of projects receiving CLF funding between 2008-09 and 2010-11 is set out below. This includes all projects that were awarded funding in 2008. Funding will also be subject to organisations providing sufficient evidence that projects are making satisfactory progress and organisations are complying with grant terms and conditions.

(This table will be placed in the House Library).

Capacity Building
Organisation Project description Proposed grant
British Muslim Forum BMF will develop their own capacity and sustainability by recruiting to four posts. This will enable them to work with local Muslim organisations across the country to develop their own working arrangements and governance structures. £75,000 (08/09) £50,000 (09/10)
Business in the Community (BiTC) Mosaic Muslim Media Network for Muslims working in the media sector to build the confidence of community groups and leaders to engage the media. £25,000 (08/09)
GW Theatre Company GW Theatre will build their organisational infrastructure in order to deliver a national tour of their production "One Extreme to the Other". Aimed at young people aged 14-25 and adults too, "One Extreme to the Other" offers a powerful theatrical stimulus to debate about issues relating to extremism and is accompanied by a comprehensive multimedia follow-up package to inform further discussion and lead in good practice. They aim to deliver 110 performances over the next three years. £95,000 (08/09)
Khayaal Theatre Company Khayaal Theatre Company plans to build its capacity for growth and sustainability in order to deliver between 200-250 performances of their two plays "Hearts and Minds" and "Sun and Wind" in schools across the country over the next three years. Both of these plays address the issues of radicalisation and extremism as they manifest themselves in families and communities. £129,541 (08/09)
Muslim Youth Helpline Capacity building for MYH to recruit a Helpline Care Manager to develop the Helpline's support services and extend the reach of its support services to support vulnerable young people at risk of radicalisation in hard to reach communities, such as the Somali and Eastern European Muslim communities. £30,650 (08/09) £61,888(09/10) £64,767 (10/11)
Association of Muslim Chaplains in Education (AMCED) AMCED will build its organisational capacity to effectively deliver new services to Muslim chaplains to promote community cohesion and prevent violent extremism. This will involve recruitment and training of new staff, development and launch of their website. £44,400 from CLG (08/09) £30,000 from DIUS (08/09)
Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board (MINAB) Development of MINAB's operational plan, recruitment of members to the umbrella organisation in time for the first annual general meeting and piloting of minimum standards in four mosques. £116,000 (08/09) £58,000 (09/10)
Ashram Housing Limited Building the capacity of housing associations and Muslim social housing tenants to tackle violent extremism. This project will deliver training to frontline staff to deliver culturally sensitive services to Muslim tenants and work with Muslim communities to empower them through increased representation on housing boards and resident committees. £50,000 (08/09) £50,000 (09/10) £50,000 (10/11)
Dervish Arts Building the organisational capacity of Dervish Arts to market and deliver their arts based workshops with young people and Muslim women. The "Rainbow" workshops engage school pupils through creative arts to explore their identities as British Muslims and promote a positive understanding of Islam. The "Dreams to Reality" workshops offer practical support to Muslim women to empower them to reject violent extremism in their communities £20,000 (08/09)
Faith Matters "Caring for Converts" project - Supporting the vulnerable convert community by establishing a helpline and website for new converts; and providing mentoring and support to converts and their families. £50,000 (08/09) £50,000 (09/10)
Henna Foundation Building the organisational capacity of the Henna Foundation to extend their work with Muslim families and women in England. Henna will also deliver various community engagement events across England to discuss the role of the family in preventing extremism. £55,000 (08/09) £35,000 (09/10) £45,000 (10/11)
Islamic Society of Britain Developing the Islamic Awareness Week website to have a particular focus on schools, teachers and young people. The website will promote a positive understanding of Islam to other communities and have moderated online discussion forums for young people £20,000 (08/09)
Muslim Women's Network UK Developing the infrastructure and sustainability of the Muslim Women's Network UK to provide support and advice to over 200 women's organisations. £20,000 (08/09) £20,000 (09/10) £30,000 (10/11)
Sufi Muslim Council Building the organisational capacity of the Sufi Muslim Council in order to work with the Muslim community to prevent radicalisation and build resilience. SMC will expand its organisation to deliver activities across England and will organise cultural events in the community in order to promote discussion around violent extremism. £150,000 (08/09)
The Somali Messenger The project will create a website to provide advice and guidance to the Somali community in the UK. It will focus on providing support for young Somali people and offering them advice around understanding wider UK society, accessing services, obtaining skills and training/employment. Another function of the website will be to promote moderate messages about Islam. £60,000 (08/09)
Ulfah Arts Building the organisational capacity of Ulfah Arts to enable them to deliver arts based projects with young Muslims and Muslim women, which will help them to explore issues around faith and identity and challenge extremist interpretations of Islam. £37,050 (08/09) £10,000 (09/10) £20,000 (10/11)
Supporting Youth
Organisation Project description Proposed grant
Common Purpose Common Purpose will deliver leadership training courses for younger members of the Muslim community: • "Your Turn" - a schools programme for year 9 pupils in London, Manchester, Birmingham and in West Yorkshire. • "Frontrunner" - a programme for young leaders in higher education. • A customized "Frontrunner" programme for 40 young Muslim leaders who are not in full-time education or who cannot make the dates of the three open programmes. • "Navigator" - a programme in every region of the UK for first career leaders. £65,000 (08/09)
Local Leagues Limited Programme of sports coaching and local competitions as preventative and diversionary activities for Muslim young people (aged 8-19 years) and engagement of undergraduates with policy makers and decision makers. £79,440 (08/09)
Karimia Institute Develop the work of the Muslim Youth Development Partnership, funded by CLG in 07/08 to train and support 150 volunteer Muslim Youth Leaders over three years. £67,180 (08/09) £50,000 (09/10) £50,000 (10/11)
Bradford Police Club for Young People Engagement of young people through workshops and informal classroom settings to examine the relationship between peace, violence, conflict and war with a particular emphasis on questions of applied ethics involving school teachers and youth community workers as trained educators. £41,951 (08/09) £30,000 (09/10) £30,000 (10/11)
Muslim Youthwork Foundation Scholarship programme for 10 individuals to undertake a National Youth Association accredited training course to qualify as Muslim youth and community workers. £41,300 (08/09)
UK Race and Europe Network Pilot of a citizenship toolkit resource to support the work of young leaders, youth workers, teachers, Imams and parents which has been developed using CLG funding in 2007/08 £75,072 (08/09)
OneVoice Europe Engagement of young Muslim and Jewish students in a youth leadership development training course to build and promote a consensus for a peaceful resolution to conflicts in the Middle East. £35,000 (08/09)
Changemakers Foundation Continuation of 2007-08 CLG funded project to deliver a youth leadership programme to develop young leaders to become Changemakers and develop and deliver projects in their own communities. £80,000 (08/09)
Nasiha Youth Citizen Capacity Building Project to network young people in higher education to educate and support Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils in mosque schools. £80, 000 (08/09)
Al-Khoei Foundation Supporting the launch of the Young Muslim Leadership/ Ambassadors programme which will equip young people with theological understanding to counter extremist ideologies £30,000 (08/09)
Bold Creative Roll out of the Tagmap TV project across 3 regions. Tagmap TV is an internet based resource tool that encourages debate and discussion amongst young people about issues relating to faith, citizenship and identity. The project will also train 100 young people to become Tagmap Champions. £49,000 (08/09) £60,000 (09/10) £70,000 (10/11)
Business in the Community Mosaic Muslim Mentoring Scheme — This programme aims to promote positive messages about being a British Muslim and support young people to raise their aspirations and enhance their sense of belonging in UK society. The scheme will provide role models who will mentor groups of young people. £30,000 (08/09) £50,000 (09/10)
Citizenship Foundation The project will address issues around the alienation of Muslim youth by engaging them in Youth Engagement Groups. The groups will encourage processes of critical, democratic enquiry in order to address their grievances and help them to engage with the challenges of violent extremism. £20,000 (08/09) £50,000 (09/10) £40,000 (10/11)
Ethnic Minority Benevolent Association ASPIRE Project - Using group/family sessions, educational & capacity building workshops, this project aims to develop the knowledge, skills and increase the capacity of young Muslim people so that they may understand violent extremism and prevent it from happening in their locality and the wider community. £40,000 (08/09) E50,000(09/10) £50,000 (10/11)
The Prince's Trust The project will provide leadership opportunities for Muslim young people, equipping them with skills to enable them to become positive role models within their communities, and thus promoting positive alternatives to extremist ideas and influences. The Prince's Trust Community Cash Awards scheme will provide opportunities for groups of 14-25 year-olds to design and deliver their own community projects. £7,000 (08/09) £54,000 (09/10) £52,000 (10/11)
Young Muslims UK This project will create a network of local, regional and national events that will celebrate the best of British Muslim youth culture and talent and will promote positive alternative activities to young Muslims across England. The events will also create real and virtual spaces where young Muslims can come together to challenge the idea that being Muslim and being British are incompatible. £20,000 (08/09)
Supporting Women
Organisation Project description Proposed grant
Faith Matters UK tour of Muslim women role models from the US. Women will be drawn from careers such as TV presenters, researchers, civil servants, business entrepreneurs, civil society organisational heads. £29,775 (08/09) £29,775 (09/10)
Faith Matters The purpose of this project is to compile a directory of the 100 leading mosques that provide the best access to women. Each mosque will be awarded a rating out of five stars based on criteria developed through women's focus groups. The ultimate aim is to incentivise mosques to improve their engagement with and inclusion of women in all aspects of their work through greater access to recognition and resources from the public sector. £75,350 (08/09)
Henna Foundation The "Joining Hands Against Forced Marriage" project aims to support Muslim women at risk of being forced into marriage and to educate them that Islam actually forbids forced marriage. Henna will adapt the "Joining Hands against Forced Marriage" Campaign to the British context. They will also organise awareness-raising events to create a safe space for debate between young women, parents and other community members about forced marriage. The project also aims to train Muslim women in local communities in public speaking to empower them to use the toolkit on forced marriage. £28,000 (08/09) £17,525 (09/10) £23,259 (10/11)
Kali Creating a platform to speak out on radicalisation through drama for Muslim women. The project will develop the women's skills in writing for public performance through a series of workshops. Performances will be held across the country by actors and the writers will subsequently present on their work. £8,431.66 (08/09) £6,425 (09/10) £13,300 (10/11)
Somali Family Support Group The Tawjeeh Project will help build a network of Somali women and to develop their understanding of and their participation in wider UK society and how their faith relates to being part of wider society. The project will also provide participants with the interpersonal skills to challenge radical views within their family and the wider community and to support their children to turn away from violent extremism. £20,000 (08/09) £15,645 (09/10) £33,780 (10/11)
Three Faiths Forum Young Muslim women (ages 13-18) from traditional Islamic girls' schools will use exploration of clothing and fashion to construct their own sense of Britishness and belonging, whilst remaining proud and strong in their faith. They will also develop ways to help their peers become resilient to distorted, limiting views on the expected role and behaviour codes of women, by exposing them to Islamic Scholarship. £5,000 (08/09) £15,000 (09/10)
Timebank (One20) A two-year mentoring project in London & Manchester to empower Muslim women so that they are equipped with the practical tools needed to play a full and active role in society and lead on challenging extremism within their families and communities. This programme will match 60 older women with 60 younger women in one-to-one mentoring relationships. £60,000 (08/09) £50,000 (09/10)
Local Government Yorkshire and Humber The development of a regional Muslim women's network to increase and enhance the representation of Muslim women among decision making bodies in the region, through leadership training and mentoring. It is intended that this project model will be replicated in other regions. £29,300 (08/09) £30,000 (09/10) £25,000 (10/11)
Supporting Faith Leaders
Organisation Project description Proposed grant
Luqman Institute Extension of the pilot Imam training programme funded in 2007-08 to develop training materials and deliver courses to 20 senior imams over an 8-month period £80,006 (08/09)
Psychology and Religion Research Group, University of Cambridge Imam Training Course to equip young, newly qualified Imams to engage with British culture and humanitarian values, and to find parallel values within the Qur'an. £60,000 from CLG (08/09) £60,000 from DIUS (08/09)
Demos "Futures thinking" workshops for Muslim young people and Imams to explore the "future" of their interaction in the mosque. The workshops will be delivered in partnership with MINAB. £65,624 (08/09)
Al-Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre Projects and education programme to promote a positive Islamic identity for Muslims in Britain that will create a future generation of British Muslim faith leaders who understand British society and also have knowledge of relevant and robust Islamic teachings and scholarship. £50,000 (08/09) £50,000 (09/10)
The Dialogue Society To encourage, equip and empower Muslim community organisations, leaders, imams and youth workers in the practice of interfaith and intercultural dialogue, through a 6 element project emphasising dialogue in Islam. This will include DIY dialogue event manuals, sermons for Muslim faith leaders and a website. £33,850 (08/09) £32,700 (09/10)
Urban Nexus Beacon Mosques project. Building the capacity of mosques in order to create "beacon mosques", through the provision of training, building skills of imams, trainee imams, chairs and secretaries of the organisations to build their knowledge and capacity to build resilience to extremist ideologies. £7,800 (08/09) £94,400 (09/10) £72,100 (10/11)
Rahabar Trust (with the Urdu Times) Increasing the number of Muslim faith leaders with skills to act as speakers, spokespersons and role models in society and in the media. £10,000 (08/09) £12,500 (09/10) £12,500 (10/11)
League of British Muslims Using regional Communication Development Programmes to build the capacity of Muslim faith and community leaders to relate to young people more effectively and to focus on issues that are relevant to them as young British Muslims. £10,000 (08/09) £25,000 (09/10) £25,000 (10/11)
Local Forums Against Extremism And Islamophobia
Organisation Project description Proposed grant
Gateshead Interfaith Forum Gateshead Interfaith Forum will work closely with Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council to set up a Gateshead forum against extremism and Islamophobia, which will be run as a pilot in 08/09. £9,925 (08/09)
Northampton Race Equality Council The project will establish a local forum across Northamptonshire with representation from the diversity of Muslim groups across the county. £14,800 (08/09)
Chiltern District Council Chiltern's Community Cohesion and Prevent Forum will work with local Muslim groups to stimulate integration and improve understanding of the local Muslim community as well as celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the area. The group will also seek to involve the wider community by organising a major event in the community with high level speakers promoting peace and harmony and positive discussion around violent extremism. £3,000 (08/09)
Halton Borough Council The project will work across the two local authority areas of Warrington and Halton to promote awareness via local mosques, local Muslim women's groups, Muslim youth initiatives and Local Islamic trusts. The project will create a Halton/Warrington community group, which will address issues around violent extremism. The group will comprise local partners, such as the Police and the CDRP and local Muslim communities. £3,000 (08/09)
Wokingham Borough Council The project's main aim will be to promote a wider understanding of mainstream Muslim theology, understanding and respect. Wokingham Borough Council will establish a Women Against Violent Extremism Forum. The forum will be made up of women from all communities and faiths, to include Muslim women in particular. The purpose of the group will be to promote a safe environment for debate around the issues of violent extremism, Islamophobia, identity and community cohesion. £3,000 (08/09)
Muslim Welfare Association, Derbyshire The project aims to provide opportunities for Muslims to come together, in safe forums, to explore the issues they are facing as Muslims living in the north-east of Derbyshire. This will be done by facilitating regular forum meetings for young Muslims, Muslim women and Muslim elders. Each of the forums will provide an opportunity and a safe environment for the target groups to meet regularly to share common cultural practices and life experiences as law-abiding British Muslim citizens. Also, the forum meetings will enable group participants to provide mutual support and share concerns they may have regarding any potential extremist activities/ideas in the local area. £3,000 (09/10)

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