The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme
The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme provides funding for places of worship and associated faith community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime. This scheme is intended to reduce:
- the risk of a hate crime happening at a place of worship and associated faith community centre
- the impact of hate crime on the place of worship itself (the building) and people attending the place of worship
Through the scheme, vulnerable places of worship can apply for protective security measures, such as CCTV, secure fencing, and intruder alarms to be installed at their site for free.
You can apply for the installation of up to 3 protective security measures at your place of worship or associated faith community centre.
The application process is open from 19 May 2022 until 14 July 2022. The government cannot consider any applications received after this date.
This year, Muslim faith communities will also be able to apply for funding for some security guarding services, where security guarding staff will be visible at the entrance of their place of worship. These guarding services will be available later in the year, when the government will provide further information to interested Muslim communities.
You can find full information here.