Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department provided from the Places of worship: security funding scheme to (a) churches, (b) gurdwaras and (c) mosques in the 2017-18 allocation; and whether such funds will be renewed on an annual basis.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Thirty–six places of worship were awarded funding in the second year of the Places of Worship funding scheme (2017-18), totalling £416,527.04. The breakdown by faith was as follows:

Type of place of worship

Number awarded funding

Total approved funding

Churches

10

£81,426.14

Gurdwaras

4

£131,726.64

Mosques

19

£179,988.66

Hindu Temples

3

£23,385.60

The Places of Worship Security Fund is a commitment under the Hate Crime Action Plan 2016. The Home Office has committed £2.4m to places of worship over 3 years.

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