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Membership of the Company is drawn from the security industry in its widest sense and includes leading security professionals from the industrial and retail sectors, serving and retired members of the police and armed services, security consultants, academics, heads of security for corporate businesses, investigators, and electronic surveillance companies.

The Clerk - Adrienne Harper

Phone: +44 (0) 1256 395036‬
36 Queens Rd, North Warnborough, Hampshire, RG29 1DN

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Registered Charity Number 1088658

The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Charitable Trust was set up by members of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals (“the Company”). It is a registered charity (1088658). Whilst a separate legal entity to the Company, there is a close working relationship, and each of the twelve Trustees must be a member of the Company. The Trustees, including the Master who is an ex officio member of the Board, meet regularly under the Chairmanship of Court Assistant Claire Palmer, see Message from the Incoming Chair of Trustees February 2020. The Trust is a grant making trust focussed on the wider world of security. This page tells you about the Trusts mission, the projects we support and how you can donate.

The Trust’s mission is to distribute monies in order to

(i)                  assist members and former members of the security profession in difficulty and alleviating suffering and distress;

(ii)                promote and further education; and

(iii)               deliver projects with wider significance to the public.

In doing so, we aim to provide Kindness in Security, valuing and adopting our ethics of Commitment, Integrity and Trust. In the last decade, to 2022, we have donated nearly £500,000 to charitable causes, with £58,959 donated in the year 2021/22. Full details of our donations can be found in the Annual Report to the Charity Commission, which can be found here. Charitable causes supported includes:

  • The education sector (the Endeavour Award at Harris Garrard Academy, the Whittington Course, the Kings College MA Award, and for foundationers at Reeds School), including support cadets. Recent donations include the City of London Police Cadets and the Wanstead and Woodford Air Cadets.
  • The Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery, given out at the Annual Dinner, and for the commendations presented at Common Hall.
  • Organisations currently supported include Friendship Works, Build Up Foundation, Helen Arkell dyslexia charity, London Air Ambulance, PTSD Resolution, and the Secure Futures initiative.
  • Supporting the Consortium for the Prevention of Suicide – funding a video to raise awareness of the risk of suicide to the security profession and through supporting R;pple, an online suicide prevention tool.

The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Charitable Trust also administers The Security Benevolent Fund. This is a fund within the Charity which is there to assist members of the security profession who are distressed and in need of welfare support. Further details are available on the SBF page.

In 2021 the Charitable Trust launched the COVID-19 crisis fund to support front line security professionals who have been adversely affected by the pandemic. The Trust set up the fund with a donation and is extremely grateful for the support from industry including the Security Industry Authority. The fund provided a payment of £500 to the families of those front line security professionals who lost their lives to COVID-19 and a £250 payment to those front line security professionals hospitalised with COVID-19. The COVID fund is now closed but applications that meet the criteria can still be made to the general Trust.

If you wish to donate please set up a standing order to the Trust, contact the clerk, or donate using the links below.

Please do help us by joining the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals, attending events such as the Spring Dance and City of London Police Commissioners Dinner, provided prizes for the auction at the Spring Dance, and by recommending causes we can support. You can get in contact by e-mailing [email protected].

In response to the current pandemic, and the increased risks our frontline colleagues are exposed to, the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals’ Charitable Trust has set up a COVID-19 crisis fund to support security personnel and their families who have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

Any individual working within the security industry who has been hospitalised due to COVID-19, or the immediate dependents of an individual working in a frontline security role who has died from COVID-19, can apply for the fund.

In addition, private security companies whose frontline personnel have been impacted by COVID-19 can apply for the fund on behalf of their employee(s), although monies granted will be paid directly to the employee.

Yasmeen Stratton, Master of the Company, commented “Our frontline personnel continue to play a vital role protecting our businesses and people. The Crisis fund is a simple process that provides a swift response to security staff who have been adversely affected by Covid-19, and with a fund capability that will respond to the anticipated high number of grant applications. The Company and the Charitable Trust has always supported the most vulnerable people working in and retired from the Security Profession, and that work continues. I am delighted to see the launch of the Covid-19 fund as it offers almost immediate support to people in our industry where a small financial cushion can make a big difference.”

There are two types of grants available:

  • £250 for applicants who have been hospitalised due to Covid-19.
  • £500 for those who have died because of Covid-19.

These amounts will not be means tested and do not need to be for a specific purpose; it is expected that only those in need will apply for the grant.

To apply for a grant, download the application form as a .pdf, or as a .doc. For any queries please contact [email protected].

Claire Palmer

Claire is Chairman of Trustees, having been appointed from 1 February 2020. Claire is a self-employed barrister practising from 5 Essex Court based in the Temple (just inside the City of London). She regularly represents Police…

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You can also make donations to The WCoSP Charitable Trust whilst you shop online using www.easyfundraising.org.uk

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