Government Opens Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme with £3.2m – deadline 8 August
The Home Office is providing a further £3.2 million to support places of worship in England and Wales that feel they are vulnerable to hate crime.
Grants of up to £56,000 can cover the costs of up to three security measures from the following list:
- CCTV (fixed cameras, not pan-tilt cameras)
- Fencing and/or railings (no more than 2.1m high)
- Manually operated pedestrian and vehicle gates
- Automated vehicle gates
- Security doors and locks
- Reinforcing single glazed windows (with anti-shatter film or bars/grilles)
- Intruder alarms
- Access control (fob or keypad)
- Video intercom systems
- Lighting (building mounted)
The funding only covers the provision and installation of these security measures. It does not cover other associated costs such as licensing and planning permission, or ongoing costs such as charges for annual service, maintenance and monitoring.
Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website.