Places of worship: security funding scheme

Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Churches, chapels, and meeting houses in England and Wales can now apply for grants for security equipment.

The Home Office has announced bidding for grants under the 'Places of worship: security funding scheme' to provide protective security measures for places of worship in England and Wales. 

Bids can be made for the cost of security equipment, such as CCTV; perimenter fencing; access control gates; bollards; door locks; window locks; intruder alarms; external lighting; and security doors. 

The funding would also include the costs of labour for installation. The church would need to contribute 20% of the total costs, and work must be completed by 31st March 2017.


Bidding is now open, and applications can be made until 5pm on 20th September 2016. A second round of funding will open in Spring 2017.

For more information and to apply, click here.