Seeking to develop a network of people in a local area, the aim of this project is to support people who wish to talk to local people who may have concerns that might lead them to support the far-right, if not engaged.
Educating people so they not only understand why people look to far-right extremism for answers, we want people to become a listening ear in the community, so people don’t have to turn to extremists to be listened to.
Finding out what people’s concerns are, community champions can offer alternatives to far-right thinking including signposting people to local partners and other services, should they have any concerns.
Creating community resistance to extremism, this programme is about improving the local community and assisting people who may feel lonely or isolated to not put themselves in danger by reaching out to extremists for support.
More than just a listening ear, Community Champions can offer crucial support and be the open door people need to get the support they need to reduce the impact of extremism on their lives.
Upskilling all attendees to be able to have difficult conversations with people supportive of a far-right narrative, we will show people how to open up conversations, create a safe space and challenge peoples support for the far-right, highlighting how ALL extremism is wrong and involvement hurts those involved, their families and the communities people live in.
Also included as part of this training is access to our unique online Support Hub which offers continued information and is only available to training attendees. This includes access to shortened PDF presentations, videos, podcasts, articles and more so people can have conversations within people’s communities to reduce the appeal of the extremist’s narrative and in turn, weaken its appeal.