Office for Security and Counter-
Tel: 020 7035 4848
Fax: 020 7035 4745
2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF www.homeoffice.gov.uk
Mrs G Millward firstname.lastname@example.org
FOI : 46979
06 FEB 2018
Dear Mrs Millward
Thank you for your e-mail of 20 Jan 2018, in which you ask questions about Government
funding of security measures for the Jewish community in the UK.
You ask specifically:
1. Please can you confirm if this funding from public monies has been granted by the
government to this organisation?
2. Please confirm the amount awarded.
3. In relation to the charity "managing the money" what checks and balances are
being undertaken by the Home Office to ensure the monies are being utilised
4. Why are monies from the public purse being given to this organisation for security
guards and further protection steps at independent and state Jewish schools,
nurseries, synagogues and community sites, when the local police force are fully
equipped to carry out those duties?
Please find the answers to the questions you have asked below:
1. Public money has been provided by the Government to the Community Security Trust
as the Grant Recipient of the Jewish Community Protective Security Security Grant.
2. The amount provide for 2015-16 (the first year of this Grant) was £10.9m. For 2016-
17 and 2017-18 the funding for each year was £13.4m (including a £3.0m contribution
from Department for Education - DfE).
3. The Home Office undertakes a series of spot checks on the management of the
funding provided and selects individual recipient sites for more detailed review. The
charity (Community Security Trust – CST) provides the Home Office with its full
audited accounts and with separately and independently audited records specifically
in relation to Grant funding. Additionally Home Office representatives undertake
regular visits to sites that receive funding (e.g. individual schools and synagogues) to
inspect arrangements and engage with site operators, to ensure that funding is being
spent in line with the established purposes of the grant.
4. The nature of the threat to the Jewish community, incident reporting, and the range
of policing activity to ensure the effective protection of the Jewish Community remains
under regular review. The purpose of the grant funding is to support additional
security measures, primarily security guarding. This complements the extensive and
on-going work of the police.
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