Hate Crime Security Fund

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This Fund is now closed for applications


Impact Funding Partners is delighted to be managing the Hate Crime Security Fund for Places of Worship on behalf of the Scottish Government. The Fund has been developed in partnership with Police Scotland.

Scottish Government has made £500,000 available in the form of a Hate Crime Security Fund for the provision of security measures and improvements aimed at reducing the vulnerability of places of worship in Scotland to hate crime.

Applications are welcomed from individual places of worship of all faiths who can demonstrate their vulnerability to hate crime whether or not a crime has been committed or reported to the police.

Timescales for Fund

  • The Fund opens on Wednesday 26th May 2021
  • The Fund closes on Wednesday 21st July 2021 at 5pm
  • Decisions are expected to be made by Thursday 30th September 2021
  • Successful applicants will have up to three months from receiving the grant to install their security measures and improvements, and submit a short report, including finances, to Scottish Government

Available Grants

  • Up to 100% grants are available for the installation of up to three security measures and improvements
  • You can apply for a maximum of £20,000 to cover all or part of your proposed security measures and improvements

How to Apply

In order to apply to this Fund, you must complete the online application form found below. Before starting your application, it is important that you read all the relevant documents and information including:

  • Fund guidance
  • Helpful advice
  • Frequently asked Questions
  • Assessment scoring matrix 

Please read all of the following information before beginning your online application. You can contact Impact Funding Partners to discuss your application by emailing securityfund@impactfundingpartners.com

When opening the following documents, we recommend you right click on the link and open it in a new tab. This will open the documents in a preview layout which you can then download. By downloading the documents, you can have all the relevant documents open at the same time.

Promotional Flyer

This flyer gives a summary of the fund. Please download and distribute to anybody you think would be interested in this fund.

Guidance for Applicants

This document provides background information to the fund. It provides information on the application, assessment and decision making processes.

Helpful Advice

This document offers suggestions and things to consider when evidencing your vulnerability to hate crime, as well as things to consider when choosing your security measures and improvements and what contractors to consider.

Frequently Asked Questions

This document answers many of the questions asked about this fund. Please read the document and check back for any updates and answers to additional questions. Any new answered questions will be added to the start of the document.

Assessment Scoring Matrix

This document will help you understand the scoring process of your application and how decisions are reached.

List of Secured by Design Contractors

This list indicates what companies have been approved by Police Scotland for the installation of security measures and improvements. Any contractor not on this list, will need to be vetted by Police Scotland before works commence to be authorised to install security and improvement measures through this fund. You can find out more information by visiting the Secured by Design website.

In order to access the links on this document, please download the document first.

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice outlines how your information is used and shared between Impact Funding Partners, Police Scotland and Scottish Government in line with data protection.

Online Application Form

Click here to access the online application form. It is important that you have read all the information above before starting your application. There are guidance notes and prompts within the application form as well as guidance on how to save your application progress without losing any information.