The application deadline for the Home Office’s Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme has been moved from Thursday 14th July to Thursday 28th July 2022.
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.
Places of worship or associated faith community centres can apply for the installation of up to 3 protective security measures.
The scheme is open to all faiths, except the Jewish community. This is because a separate funding scheme is available to provide security measures at certain Jewish faith institutions.
Further information, including eligibility, what the scheme covers and how to submit an application, can be found on the GOV.UK website.