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Places of Worship (POW): protective security funding scheme - Until 31st August

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. We will not consider any bids received after this date. 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.

This funding is not for general improvements, lead theft, security upgrades or measures to tackle anti-social behaviour or other criminality unconnected with hate crime.

This year, Esotec Limited, has been appointed following an open competition to be the single provider responsible for conducting site assessments, quotes and installations of all security measures funded under this scheme.

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