Freedom of Information Request

project funding

Received: 19 October 2021

To whom it may concern,

I write concerning the government's flagship counter extremism policy, the PREVENT duty.

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act [2015] placed a statutory duty on public sector workers to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

I am writing to you to request all the information I am entitled to under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Until the 2011 Review, Prevent funding was distributed to priority areas on the basis of demographics. The 2011 review announced that using demographics as a way of distributing Prevent funding was to change. Since the 2015 review, this information has not been available.

In light of this, I wish to have the following information:

The total Prevent budget for each year starting 2006 to present.
The most recent list of local priority areas.
The most recent list of other local authorities receiving Prevent funding.
The criteria for how a local authority is identified as a local priority area.
How is Prevent funding being decided according to different risks?

I would like the above information provided to me electronically via email.
If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.
If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary. If you do not hold the information, please could you sign post me to the relevant department that you obtained this information from.
If the release of any of this information is prohibited on the grounds of breach of confidence, I ask that you supply me with copies of the confidentiality agreement and remind you that information should not be treated as confidential if such an agreement has not been signed.
I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully,

Outcome / Documents

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