The places of worship (POW) protective security funding scheme is a government commitment in the hate crime action plan. It provides funding for protective security measures to places of worship and associated faith community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime.

You can submit a bid for funding from 5 July until 23:59 on 31 August 2019. No bids received after this date will be considered. Applicants can submit bids for up to 3 protective security measures.

You will be required to contribute 20% of the total cost of the security measures. The maximum government funding available to any place of worship or associated faith community centre is £56,000.

Parishes- if you wish to apply for this funding, please FIRST carefully read over the list of criteria to check that you meet them:

If you do meet the criteria, THEN contact the Development Team for support with this on 0121 230 6241