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Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

Question for Home Office

UIN HL4789, tabled on 8 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money was allocated to the Places of Worship: protective security funding scheme in each of the years since it was announced; how much money was spent in each of the years since it was announced; how many applications for funding were received in each of those years; and how many of those applications were successful in full or in part.

Answered on

16 December 2021

The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme is available in England and Wales. For the 2021/2022 round, £3.5 million was announced. Applications closed on 16th July, and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in due course.

For the first three years of the scheme £2.4 million was announced over three years; with £800,000 available each year.

For the 2016/2017 round we received 286 eligible applications for funding, of which 53 were successful, and we allocated £435,466.

For the 2017/2018 round we received 57 eligible applications for funding, of which 36 were successful, and we allocated £440,203.

For the 2018/2019 round we received 88 eligible applications for funding, of which 45 were successful, and we allocated £806,281.

For the 2019/2020 round, £1.6 million was announced. We received 376 eligible applications, of which 49 were successful, and we allocated £1,718,763.

For the 2020/2021 round, £3.2 million was announced. We received 243 eligible applications, of which 58 were successful, and we allocated £1,704,237.

All successful applicants to the scheme are deemed as successful in full.

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