Charitable Donation to Southwark Cathedral

Reference code: 
PCD 403
Date signed: 
05 June 2018
Authorisation name: 
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor, Policing and Crime

Executive summary

To make a charitable donation to Southwark Cathedral in recognition of the support provided to the Metropolitan Police Service and the impact on the work of the Cathedral during the terrorist incidents of the summer 2017.


Request to the DMPC to:
Agree to make a charitable donation to Southwark Cathedral of up to £12,000 for their support and engagement with the Metropolitan Police Service in response to the terrorist incidents during the summer 2017.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    Introduction and background

1.1    This request relates to the terrorist incidents of Summer 2017 and the support provided by Southwark Cathedral to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

1.2    It is felt appropriate to make a small charitable donation to the Cathedral to recognize the support they have given to the MPS.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    Specifically, the terrorist incident at London Bridge had a direct impact on the Cathedral and its work. The MPS recognizes the work of the Cathedral and the support it provided to officers and staff.

2.2.    Further details of the specific circumstances that support this donation are set out in the exempt section of this paper.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    Funding for this donation, if supported, would come from the MOPAC Police Property Act Fund (PPAF).

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    MOPAC has the power under paragraph 6(4)(c) of the Police (Property) Regulations 1997 to permit the “payments of such amounts as the relevant authority may determine for such charitable purposes as they select”.  The Cathedral is a registered charity.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    There are no direct equality implications arising from this report.

6.    Background/supporting papers

6.1.    Exempt report. 

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