Community Security Trust:Written question - 70431

Asked by John Mann
Asked on: 13 April 2017
Home Office
Community Security Trust
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding for what period has been granted to the Community Security Trust to administer for the security of Jewish schools and other Jewish communal buildings.
Answered by: Mr Ben Wallace
Answered on: 21 April 2017

The Jewish Community Protective Security Grant makes funding available to all Jewish free, state and independent schools, colleges and nurseries to employ security guards during operating hours, and to improve security at many synagogues and other communal locations through the implementation of guarding and physical security measures. These funded security measures supplement existing site security arrangements and policing measures.

The Home Office has provided grant funding for the security of the Jewish community since 2015-16, with the Community Security Trust as the Grant Recipient. A breakdown of funding by financial year is:

2015-16 - £10.9m

2016-17 - £13.4m.

A further £13.4m has been allocated for this purpose for 2017-18.

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