Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme

The Places of Worship (POW) 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.

The 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. The government will not accept bids received after this date.

You can access the full guidance for this funding here.