Funding for Places of Worship

Places of Worship could receive funding towards their security systems

Churches, gurdwaras, mosques and temples that have been subjected to – or are vulnerable to – hate crimes motivated by racial prejudice or hostility will be able to apply for funds through the Government Hate Crime Action Plan, which will help provide added security measures to deter any future incidents of this kind from occurring.

The security systems that you could receive government funding for includes but is not limited to:

  1. CCTV
  2. Access control gates
  3. Intruder alarm
  4. External lighting
  5. Security doors

You’ll be pleased to know that as well as the products themselves, funding would also include the appropriate labour cost to install the security equipment.

As an SSAIB Accredited firm WFP are eligible to provide this to you.

Funding is now available for those places of worship that either:

  • Have fallen victim to hate crime within the last 2 years.
    Or
  • Are within 2 miles of another place of worship that has fallen victim to hate crime, not necessarily of the same faith.

To receive this funding, you must contribute 20% of the total cost.

DEADLINE: 5 pm on 29 May 2017 – This is essential that you fill in this application form before this deadline to ensure that you are able to do this.

You may have already guessed it, but yes, we would recommend applying to receive this funding. So head over to the government website at the link below to find out more about the scheme and to find out if you would be eligible.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/places-of-worship-security-funding-scheme

How To Apply

If you feel you could be eligible to receive this funding then by all means, go ahead and apply right away. To do so, you will need to fill in the form at the below address.

http://www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/MHZNA/

Some other useful links:

https://ssaib.org/news/ssaib-firms-can-help-secure-places-of-worship-against-hate-crime-with-government-funding/

 


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