The UK Security Minister has today announced that the Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme has again opened for applications:

As in previous years, the scheme is open to all faith communities in England and Wales who feel that their place of worship is vulnerable to hate crime.

From today, places of worship and associated faith community centres can apply for funding for a range of security measures to help tackle the threat of hate crime. This could include the installation of measures such as, but not limited to, CCTV cameras, security alarm systems and perimeter fencing to improve security protection at their site and help worshippers feel more safe.

The Places of Worship scheme will provide £3.5 million to improve the security of places of worship for other faith communities, except the Jewish community, who receive funding through a separate scheme. All places of worship who feel they are vulnerable to hate crime are encouraged to apply.

Further details of the funding scheme and how to apply are provided via the link below. Applications can be made until 23:59 on 14th July 2022.

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