published: 13 April 2021
The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund has unveiled some ambitious plans for the future. It is hoped that the new initiatives will be rolled out over the next 3 years.
Support will also be provided by 4WardEverUK, Catalyst 4 Change CIC, Birmingham Irish Association, Migrant Media and the United Families & friends Campaign and others.
See current Memorial Family Fund grants and services here:
What the Family Fund plan to do!
As well as their current funding programmes and gifting schemes, the Memorial Family Fund also aspires to develop other initiatives that recognise and support affected families.
National Events Programme
In June 2020 we announced that the Memorial Family Fund had appointed Catalyst 4 Change CIC to organise a series of national live music and arts events (subject to current COVID-19 restrictions). This has been made possible with a small part-funded grant from the Edge Fund together with our own investment.
Annual Gala Dinner & Awards
Led by 4WardEverUK, the Memorial Family Fund plans to work with a range of other campaign and civil rights groups, individuals, charities and companies to launch the Annual Activists Awards & Gala Dinner. Its principle aim is to recognise those affected families and individuals that have influence structural change. Its secondary purpose is to raise the profile of, and resources for the Family Fund.
Regional 24-Hour Advice Lines
The Memorial Family Fund aspires to develop regional helplines (in partnership with Red Alert HELP! for families concerned about a loved one detained in police, immigration, prison institutions or detained under the Mental Health Act.
Bereavement & Counselling Hubs
The Memorial Family Fund aspires to develop a range of counselling & therapy hubs across the UK to help children, young people and families deal with the devastation following a custody death. They will work with established charities, companies and individuals ensuring that affected families can get the help they need as quickly as possible in their regions.
Year-Round Holiday Schemes
The Memorial Family Fund aspires to provide respite breaks, group outings and short UK-based holidays for families affected by custody deaths. These will include river & coach tours, activity & theme parks and self-catering breaks in some of the UK’s areas of outstanding beauty.
What you can do?
Can you help with the Memorial Family Funds’ aspirations? If you have skills, experience, knowledge, resources or connections that can help, please contact them.