Funding available for parishes

Places of worship and community centres that are vulnerable to hate crime can now apply for funding to improve security measures.

The Places of Worship (POW) Protective Security Funding Scheme is accepting applications until 31st August 2019. The scheme is open to places of worship and faith community centres in England and Wales.

The funds can be used to cover the cost of up to three security measures. These could include CCTV, alarms, locks, intercom systems and more. The full list can be found in the application guidance.

For information about the scheme, including eligibility and what it can be used for, please read the funding application form and guidance.

If you meet the criteria and would like help applying for funding, contact Steve Baylis, Head of Development at the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Email steve.baylis@rc-birmingham.org or call 0121 230 6241.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on 31 August 2019. We recommend you apply early, as any bids received after the closing date cannot be considered.

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