Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

The Home Office is pleased to announce that the sixth round of the Places of Worship (POW) Protective Security Funding Scheme is now open for applications until 23:59 on the 2nd July 2021. 


The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme is a key commitment of the 2016-2020 Hate Crime Action Plan.  To date,  more than 240 places of worship have been awarded grants through the scheme, enabling them to install measures such as protective alarms, security lighting and access controls.  See the flyer.


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. 


Further details of the funding scheme and how to apply are provided via the link below.



We would also like to take this moment to encourage you to either participate in or share with your networks, the Protect Duty Consultation, which is live until 2nd July. The Protect Duty is part of the Government’s approach to improving protective security and preparedness at public places to mitigate the impact of a terror attack.


The consultation is open to the public and targeted at venues, organisations, local and public authorities and/or individuals who own or operate at publicly accessible locations. This includes places of worship, and other venues operating faith events or programmes.


You can access the consultation here:


Protect Duty - GOV.UK (


Protective Security Vulnerable Communities- Protect

Homeland Security Group (HSG)

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