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Places of Worship Protective Security Funding

In 2023 and 2024, the Home Office is continuing to provide protective security measures to places of worship in England and Wales under two schemes:

  • Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme
  • Protective Security for Mosques Scheme

The schemes provide funding for places of worship and associated faith community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime. These schemes aim to reduce hate crime happening at places of worship so that people can feel safe to attend worship and practise their religion freely.

Through these schemes, vulnerable places of worship can apply for physical protective security measures, such as CCTV, secure fencing, and intruder alarms.


For more information please visit the Home Office website.

The application process is open from 21 June 2023 until 15 August 2023. We cannot consider any applications received after this date.

For places of worship that are successful in applying to the schemes, security measures will be provided and installed free of charge. This includes any maintenance costs for one year from the installation date (such as for CCTV or for monitored intruder alarm systems).

However, you should be aware that the Home Office cannot fund any additional costs that might result from measures being installed, such as the cost of applying for planning permission or any preparatory work needed (such as ground clearance).

Who can apply
You should apply to the schemes:

  • if you have experienced hate crime at your place of worship, or
  • if you feel that your place of worship is vulnerable to hate crime; for example, if hate crime has happened at other places of worship or sites in your community, or if people attending your place of worship have experienced hate crime in the local area

The application must be for a place of worship and/or associated faith community centre located in England and Wales.