Leicester Prevent

Terrorism is one of the most difficult issues that communities in our country face, and our work helping Leicester’s communities live well together includes Prevent.

Leicester Prevent - Project funding applications 2023-24

Leicester Prevent is currently inviting proposals and funding applications from groups and organisations that can support the Prevent Strategy in Leicester through the development and delivery of projects during 2023-24.

In order to apply for Prevent project funding for 2023-24 please complete the Leicester Prevent Expression of Interest (EOI) form. All funding applications need to be submitted using the EOI form otherwise they will not be considered.

Attention should be paid to local risks and issues. We are particularly keen to receive applications that focus on risks such as:

  • Al Qaeda inspired terrorism / Daesh inspired terrorism
  • Extreme right-wing terrorism
  • Online extremism
  • Self-initiated terrorism
  • Extremist travel

The deadline for applications will be 6pm on Friday 6th January 2023.

Please submit the completed form to the Leicester Prevent Coordinator at: prevent@stphilipscentre.co.uk

If you have any questions regarding the EOI process or would wish to discuss your potential project in advance of submitting your EOI please feel welcome to contact the Leicester Prevent Coordinator via the email listed above.


Our approach is to empower people so they can challenge dangerous ideologies whenever they arise. We believe diverse communities can bring about positive change by working together on these issues.

The City Mayor of Leicester and the Home Office asked St Philip’s Centre to lead local work on the Government’s Prevent strategy because of our reputation as a centre of excellence for building understanding in multicultural communities.

We work in partnership with other groups, including the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO). Leicester’s Prevent Co-ordinator is based at our centre.

St Philip’s Centre has successfully delivered Prevent courses and mentored in secure training centres. We convene a Community Reference Group, regularly brief community stakeholders on Prevent issues and will work closely with the Home Office during the upcoming independent review of Prevent.

Find out more on the Leicester Prevent Website 

Contact Prevent Consultant, Ben Smith, via the Contact Form below or by telephoning 07869 796603. 


Confidently Addressing Radicalisatin & Extremism (Prevent) Course – intermediate level This extended day course is delivered by the St Philip’s Centre and our partners and is suitable for the following sectors:

Health, social care, local authority, probation, prisons, police, education, youth & community workers and the private sector.

There are a limited number of places available for free to those who work within Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland. Otherwise there will be a charge of £150 per person – please contact to find out more.

Course Content

  • Prevent and Contest;
  • The Prevent Duty;
  • What Prevent is and what Prevent is not;
  • The role of frontline staff;
  • Extremist recruitment and campaigns;
  • Making appropriate referrals;
  • The role of partners e.g. Police, Community Engagement,
  • The CARE Silver programme will aim to provide a safe environment for you to ask questions confidently. This course aims to improve professional practice in your role.


The next C.A.R.E. Silver Course will be held on Wednesday 6th December 2023 – venue to be confirmed.

To book a place, contact admin@stphilipscentre.co.uk or download a booking form: CARE Silver booking form 2023 2024 updated