Places of Worship (POW): Protective Security Funding Scheme

Deadline 5th September 2023

The scheme is part of the Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan. The scheme is intended to reduce the risk and impact of hate crime at places of worship and associated faith community centres. Funding is available for protective security measures to places of worship that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to a hate crime attack.

Hate crimes are any crimes motivated by hostility on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity. This scheme is focusing on religion.

No grant size is specified for this round of funding.

The following are some examples of places of worship buildings that are eligible to apply for the funding (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Churches
  • Gurdwaras
  • Mosques
  • Temples
  • Associated faith community centres (defined as community centre run by a place of worship or near a place of worship that is faith based, and where regular worship takes place).

Click here for more information on the fund.