Sheffield gets £60,000 from Home Office towards tackling extremism

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The Government will give Sheffield Council up to £60,000 to employ a 'community co-ordinator' to help tackle extremism.

Officers yesterday accepted an offer from the Home Office to create the specialist role within the council.

The co-ordinator would be responsible for counter-extremism work across the city.

According to the job description, this could include setting up partnerships to build 'stronger and more cohesive communities', working face-to-face with people from various parts of the city and organising multi-agency meetings.

The role is described as 'high profile'

The money is part of the Government's counter-extremism strategy. It will cover a period from April 1 this year to March 31 in 2018.

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