Grants for places of worship to increase protection and security
The Home Office's Places of Worship Protective Security Scheme will open for the latest round of applications in July. This will provide grants to places of worship for increased security measures and protection against hate crimes - for example, installing lights, CCTV and alarms.
A £1.6 million investment into the scheme was announced in light of the horrific terrorist attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since the scheme began in 2016, 134 religious sites have received grants, totalling £1.5 million.
The application process has also been simplified to reduce admin costs and time for all organisations, particularly smaller ones. A central provider will now cover assessments, quotes and installation of security work and equipment.
To register your interest in the scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that synagogues are covered separately by the Community Security Trust.