Casey admits concerns over extremism funding

By James Evison | 09 January 2017

Extremism tsar Dame Louise Casey has admitted she is concerned about funding levels in key areas but believes the ‘money isn’t going to come back’. 

Appearing in front of the Communities and Local Government Committee today, Dame Louise highlighted the worth of schemes such as the Department for Communities and Local Government’s women’s empowerment fund, where there were 400 applications for funding that were ‘precisely there to reach into those kind of communities’ in need but was only able to give 14 applications funding.

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