The UK Government has made funding available to reduce the risk and impact of hate crime at places of worship and associated faith community centres in England and Wales.
The Places of Worship (POW) Protective Security Funding Scheme will award grants of up to £56,000 to individual places of worship of all faiths, apart from the Jewish community (which has access to a separate scheme through the Community Safety Trust).
Grants can be put towards the installation of up to three protective security measures and improvements to tackle hate crime.
This could include:
The money cannot be put towards costs associated with planning permission or consent, preventing lead theft or anti-social behaviour, paying for security guards, or any preparatory work to help the installation process, such as clearing areas of ground.
Applicants will need to demonstrate their vulnerability to and experience of hate crimes and/or hate incidents.
The deadline for applications has been extended to 11:59pm on Friday 16 July 2021.
Click here for full details and the application process.