Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

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provide protective security measures to places of worship

Grants are available to provide protective security measures to places of worship in England and Wales that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to a hate crime attack.

The Home Office’s £2.4 million Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme was set up in 2016 to help secure places of worship in England and Wales. The scheme is one of the main commitments contained within the Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan. It will provide protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to a hate crime attack.

Hate crimes are any crimes committed against someone because of their real or perceived race, religion, disability, gender-identity or sexual orientation (as well as verbal or physical attacks on the person). This scheme is focusing on religion.

In a bid to tackle the increasing number of hate crimes directed at religious buildings, the Government is making the funding available to places of worship so that they can purchase extra security equipment.

More details https://www.gov.uk/guidance/places-of-worship-security-funding-scheme#history Application Deadline:10 October 2018