Security Fund for places of worship

Lisa Paton

The Scottish Government has made £500,000 available in the form of a Hate Crime Security Fund for the provision of security measures and improvements aimed at reducing the vulnerability of places of worship in Scotland to hate crime.

Impact Funding Partners are managing the Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. The Fund has been developed in partnership with Police Scotland.

Applications are welcomed from individual places of worship of all faiths who can demonstrate their vulnerability to hate crime whether or not a crime has been committed or reported to the police.

You can apply for a maximum for £20,000 and 100% grants are available for the installation of up to three security measures and improvements to help tackle the risk from hate crime and incidents.

The fund closes on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 5pm.

Applications can be made via the online application form on the Impact Funding Partners website.