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Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL3638, tabled on 27 November 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office intends to establish a fund for programmes supporting freedom of religion or belief.

Answered on

11 December 2017

The protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) continues to be a priority for the UK Government. Projects that directly support FoRB overseas are funded through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)'s Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy. In 2017/18 the Magna Carta Fund will spend £758,717 on six FoRB projects. We will open for bids to support FoRB work in the 2018/19 financial year, early in the next calendar year.