For the third year, the Home Office is providing funding to help places of worship tackle hate crimes against them through the installation of additional security equipment. The scheme is open to churches, gurdwaras, mosques, and temples. The Jewish community are not eligible for funding from this scheme as a similar commitment was made to fund community sites through a grant administered by the Community Security Trust.
To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate that their place of worship is vulnerable to hate crime or has been subjected to an attack within the last two years and which was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on religion or belief.
Grants of up to £56,000 per place of worship are available for projects costing up to £70,000. The funding is to be used for the cost of additional security equipment. Match funding of at least 20% of the total project costs is required.
Examples of security equipment that can be applied for include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Perimeter fencing
- Access control gates
- Door locks
- Window locks
- Intruder alarm
- External lighting
- Security doors
Funding is also available to pay the appropriate labour cost to install the security equipment.
All funded work must be completed by 31 March 2019.
Deadline: Friday 10 August 2018
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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