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Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 115542, tabled on 23 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will establish a funding stream for programmes to support freedom of religion or belief.

Answered on

7 December 2017

​The protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) is a priority of the Government's foreign policy. Projects that directly support FoRB are funded through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy. In 2017/18 the Magna Carta Fund will spend £758,717 on six Freedom of Religion or Belief projects. Bids to support FoRB work from the Magna c​arta Fund are currently being invited for financial year 2018/19.