Directory: Churches and People

Places of worship: security funding scheme

05 August 2016

It has been announced that the Home Office is offering a scheme that forms part of its wider cross-government work to stop all forms of hate crime. The scheme, which will offer funding for security measures intended to prevent hate crime, will be open for eight weeks (it opened on 26th July 2016) and will close at 5pm on 20th September 2016. A second round of bids will open in spring 2017.

Examples of security equipment covered by the scheme include CCTV and external lighting, and full details are available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/places-of-worship-security-funding-scheme

(Please note: the installation of security equipment will require either Minor Works permission from the Archdeacon or a Faculty from the Chancellor - to be applied for through the Online Faculty System at https://cms.cofeportal.org/ In some cases, planning permission may also be required.)

More detailed advice and guidance on personal security and security for places of worship, as with many other locations, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counter-terrorism-protective-security-advice-for-places-of-worship