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Places of Worship: protective security funding scheme

Published 26 July 2016
Last updated 16 June 2020
From: Home Office
Applies to: Wales and England

Apply for funding for security measures to protect against hate crime.

About the scheme
The places of worship protective security funding scheme is a government commitment in the 2016-2020 hate crime action plan. It provides funding for protective security measures to places of worship and associated faith community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime.

This scheme has been designed in accordance with government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19). The application process has been changed this year to allow the scheme to launch without applicants needing to attend their place of worship or engage Designing Out Crime Officers to undertake site assessments at this point in time. Due to the impact of coronavirus, both the process and timetable must remain flexible and is subject to change. Please read through the guidance thoroughly before making an application and check back regularly for updates to the scheme.

You can submit a bid for funding from 16 June until 23:59 on 9 August 2020. We will not consider any bids received after this date. Applicants can submit bids for up to 3 protective security measures. You will be required to contribute 20% of the total cost of the security measures. The maximum government funding available to any place of worship or associated faith community centre is £56,000.

For more details visit the official Government page.