The Home Office is pleased to announce that year 4 of the Government’s Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme launched 5 July 2019, and is now open for applications until 23:59 on the 31 August 2019. The team have made improvements to this year’s scheme to make it easier for places of worship to apply. This includes removing the need for applicants to find their own quotes for security measures; instead applicants will benefit from a central supplier for assessments, quotes and installation. This will save small and volunteer run institutions significant mounts on administrative costs. In addition we have opened the scheme to include faith community centres, and broadened the eligibility criteria so that applicants no longer need to show they have already experienced hate crime. Instead the test will be vulnerability to hate crime.
The scheme is open to places of worship and associated faith community centres (we define this as a community centre run by a place of worship or near a place of worship that is faith based, and where regular worship takes place) across England and Wales. More information
You can find the announcement at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/places-of-worship-protective-security-funding-scheme-open-for-applications and through social media;