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The Home Office is sinking around £44m a year into Prevent – where’s it all going?

As part of our #FollowTheMoney series, The Canary has been monitoring Prevent funding from the Home Office.

What we got was a breakdown of the numbers – and nothing more.

The Canary, 20 March 2021


We submitted a freedom of information (FOI) request which asked to see the details of Prevent programme funding between 2015 and 2020.

Over the past 5 years, this is an average of over £43.6m per year in funding for the Prevent programme.

Now it’s worth mentioning that Prevent is one of the most prominent counter-terror strategies from the Home Office.

So the question is this: if Prevent has had over £35m in funding every single year since 2015 (to say nothing of pre-2015), why is that money producing “nothing of real weight to counter extremism”?

Where is that money going?


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