The places of worship (PoW) protective security funding scheme is a government commitment in the 2016-2020 hate crime action plan. This scheme is intended to reduce the risk and impact of hate crime at places of worship and associated faith community centres.
The scheme provides funding for protective security measures, such as CCTV, fencing, and intruder alarms, to places of worship and associated faith community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime.
The scheme is open to all faiths, apart from the Jewish community.
(The Jewish community are not eligible for funding from this scheme as a separate commitment was made to fund security measures at Jewish community sites through a grant administered by the Community Security Trust.)
You can submit an application for the installation of up to 3 protective security measures
The maximum government funding available to any place of worship or associated faith community centre is £56,000 for the installation of the protective security measures. However, this does not include any costs associated with planning permissions or consents, and does not cover any preparatory work identified at survey stage to facilitate installation (such as clearing the grounds).
Further information including details of how to gather evidence of your site’s vulnerability to hate crime and application form can be accessed here.