Decision details

Recycling of Metals Scheme Donations

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Bereavement Services Manager and Registrar presented a report, the purpose of which, was to obtain the Joint Committee’s nominations and approval of organisations to receive charitable funding from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) scheme for the recovery of metals arising from cremations and to update the Joint Committee on charity donations made by Coychurch Crematorium.


She advised that Coychurch Crematorium participates in a national scheme for the Recycling of Metals, which are derived from the cremation process. Any surplus monies after deduction of costs from the sale of metals are then distributed to charities associated with bereavement services, via the ICCM.


Paragraph 3.2 of the report, gave some examples of charities where such monies had been contributed to previously.


The nomination of charities to benefit from funding accrued from the sale of metals is presented periodically to the Joint Committee for consideration to ensure even distribution of the funding. The Crematorium receives a request from the ICCM to nominate a charity approximately every six months.


In order to ensure that a wide range of local charities receive funding an updated list of organisations was listed in paragraph 4.2 of the report, for the Joint Committee’s consideration. These charities have approached the Crematorium for funding. Only one charity can be nominated each time, the Bereavement Services Manager and Registrar added.


A Member felt that a charity for young people called Eye to Eye that supported schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf should be given a donation. The last donation given to this organisation was in 2015. This suggestion was supported by Members.


It was also suggested and agreed that the Alzheimer’s Society also be donated to and that this be first on the list with Eye to Eye being second, then the remainder as listed in the report, being nominated in the order they were shown.


RESOLVED:                                 (1)  That the Joint Committee noted the charitable donations made by Coychurch Crematorium.


(2)  The Joint Committee agreed to nominate and support the list of suitable charities, for submission for funding from the National Recycling of Metals Scheme in the order shown in the report, following firstly the nomination of the Alzheimer’s Society charity and Eye to Eye (in that order).

Publication date: 17/05/2023

Date of decision: 28/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/10/2022 - Coychurch Crematorium Joint Committee

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