Press release: Campaigners welcome Scot Gov fund to deter attacks on religious buildingsReligious Liberty
Christian campaigners have welcomed a new Scottish Government fund designed to deter religiously-motivated attacks on churches and other religious settings.
The Scottish Government's £500,000 Hate Crime Security Fund, open to all faith groups in Scotland, provides grants for the installation of security measures, to help protect places of worship.
Places of worship deemed particularly at-risk of attacks are eligible for 100% grants. This is higher than in England, where settings are only able to receive 80% funding.
Individual places of worship can receive up to £20,000 in funding to install up to three separate security measures.
The fund opened this week and will run for two months. Grants are expected to be paid out by the end of September this year.
Michael Veitch, Parliamentary Officer at CARE for Scotland, commented:
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