From December 2005 to February 2007 (Phase 1), the Radical Middle Way (RMW) was funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office at a cost of £460,000. £35,000 of this was for their website.
From October 2007 to May 2008 (Phase 2), the RMW was funded by both the FCO and Communities and Local Government equally at a total cost of £250,000. £12,000 of this was for their website.
From October 2008 to April 2009 (Phase 3), the RMW’s domestic work is being funded exclusively by Communities and Local Government at a cost of £350,000. During this third phase, £7,000 was for their website.
Separately, the FCO has provided £615,458 for RMW in 2008-09 to deliver a programme of work in countries overseas.
The Mosaic Mentoring Scheme was launched in November 2007.
Communities and Local Government has awarded funding of £51,700 in 2007-08 to the Mosaic Mentoring Scheme through the Preventing Violent Extremism Community Leadership Fund. Funding allocations for 2008-09 and 2009-10 will be announced shortly.
The majority of Prevent funding from Communities and Local Government has been allocated to local authorities to fund programmes at the local level. Following the £6 million Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder in 2007-08:
We commissioned a report by the independent company BMG mapping the key outputs from the Fund and drawing together the results from local evaluation activity that had taken place. This was published on 10 December 2008, at the Prevent08 conference, and is available at
Key learning from the Pathfinder year, including from evaluation by independent companies, was drawn together in the publication Delivering Prevent—Responding to Learning, also available on CLG’s website at
Moving forward, the key performance indicator for local Prevent work, National Indicator 35, puts effective evaluation at the centre of local Prevent work. It is for individual local authorities to determine the nature and scope of local evaluation and to tender for providers. Communities and Local Government has also commissioned the Tavistock Institute to develop a national evaluation framework and evaluation guidance.
Prevent programmes funded by Communities and Local Government at the national level which are being evaluated by independent companies are: Radical Middle Way (APEX consulting); the Faith and Social Cohesion Unit in the Charity Commission (currently out to tender); and the Islam and Citizenship Education programme (ICoCo) which is jointly funded by DCSF.
This response captures evaluation of programmes of Prevent work funded by Communities and Local Government. The Home Office now holds lead responsibility for the cross-government Prevent programme.