UK places of worship to be protected with million-pound security fund

By: PTI | London |
Published: June 8, 2018 8:10:33 pm

The criteria for this year’s bids has been made more flexible – bidders will need to provide evidence that they are either vulnerable to hate crime or have been subject to a hate crime within the last two years. (File Photo)

Places of worship in the UK that have been subjected to or could be vulnerable to hate crime attacks will be supported by with a further 1 million-pound funding for protective security, the government said on Friday.

Successful applicants in England and Wales will receive up to 56,000 pounds towards improved security to counter the threat from hate crimes at their premises. Previous funding has been awarded when places of worship have been either victim to, or at risk of a hate attack, including graffiti, the defacing of religious symbols or attacks on worshippers, the…

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