Protective security measures for Places of Worship - open for applications
5 July 2023
The Home Office is announcing the launch of two schemes to provide protective security at places of worship.
The two schemes are:
- Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme
- Protective Security for Mosques Scheme
An application can be made here. Please note that the same application portal is used for both schemes.
Through these schemes, places of worship can apply for measures such as CCTV, secure fencing, and intruder alarms to be installed at their site to improve security against hate crime. All measures provided by the schemes will be supplied and installed free of charge. This year, Mosques are also able to apply for the provision of security guarding services.
The application portal is open from 21 June 2023 until 15 August 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
For more information concerning eligibility, further details on what the schemes cover, the application process and supporting guidance, please click here,
The Home Office are encouraging Councils to promote the schemes to places of worship in their local area and networks who have experienced hate crime, or feel they are vulnerable to it. Additionally, they will be hosting upcoming events promoting the launch of these schemes, and welcome Council and faith-based community representatives to attend.
For further inquiries or to request details for our upcoming events, please contact FrphevglshaqvatPRQ@ubzrbssvpr.tbi.hx