Briefings to help places of worship to apply for security funding

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The Government has recently announced that they’ve opened a third round of their Places of Worship Protective Security Funding scheme. The scheme offers funding for security measures to protect against hate crime and we’re helping local Faith groups to apply.

To help groups with the application process, we’re running a series of briefings on Monday 16 July.

The Government launched the scheme as part of the 2016 Hate Crime Action Plan. They have committed to £2.4 million over three years, and so far 89 places of worship across the country have received grants to install measures such as protective alarms, security lighting and CCTV cameras.

This year, they have made the scheme more flexible so that applicants only need to show evidence that they are either vulnerable to hate crime or have been subject to a hate attack within the last two years.

Cllr Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Communities and Environment, said:
“This is a great opportunity for local faith groups to access national funding to make their buildings safer. Our briefing sessions will help you to understand how best to apply and what to include in your application.”

Applications for the scheme need to be in by 23:59 on 10th August.

To support Faith groups in Kirklees with the application process our Cohesion Team have organised three briefings for Monday 16 July 2018.  Each  session is 1.5 hours long and hosted by a place of worship, with a presentation from the Home Office and an opportunity for questions at the end.

Booking is free but essential. Click on each briefing to book a place:

All are taking place on Monday 16 July 2018:

Briefing 1; 10am to 12, venue:  Dawatal Islam Mosque, West Acre Drive Soothill, Batley, WF17 6PE

Briefing 2; 1pm to 3pm, venue: Dewsbury Minster, Rishworth Rd, Dewsbury, WF12 8DD

Briefing 3; 4pm to 6pm, venue: Gurdwara Singh Sabah Sikh Temple, Fartown, Hillhouse Ln, Huddersfield HD1 6JT

More information about Hate Crime

If you want to know more about Hate Crime, or to report a Hate Incident, please visit our website.

 

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