Community Security Trust

Home Office written question – answered on 21st April 2017.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding for what period has been granted to the Community Security Trust to administer for the security of Jewish schools and other Jewish communal buildings.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Jewish Community Protective Security Grant makes funding available to all Jewish free, state and independent schools, colleges and nurseries to employ security guards during operating hours, and to improve security at many synagogues and other communal locations through the implementation of guarding and physical security measures. These funded security measures supplement existing site security arrangements and policing measures.

The Home Office has provided grant funding for the security of the Jewish community since 2015-16, with the Community Security Trust as the Grant Recipient. A breakdown of funding by financial year is:

2015-16 - £10.9m

2016-17 - £13.4m.

A further £13.4m has been allocated for this purpose for 2017-18.

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