UFFC is a coalition of those affected by deaths in police, prison and psychiatric custody, and supports others in similar situations. Established in 1997 initially as a network of black families, over recent years the group has expanded and now includes the families and friends of people from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Black Lives Matter UK has agreed to the release of £40,000 in grant funding to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) to further their Development Plan and appoint two new key part-time staff members (employed via accountable body, Catalyst4Change CIC).
The NMPMFF (developed in 2015) is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody and makes small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the United Kingdom to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in a range of other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.
The third National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) grant round closed on 7 June 2021. In this round the assessment team also acknowledged the easing of Covid-19 restrictions with a one-off gift to all successful applicants.
The Fund successfully allocated £8,150.00 in grants to 19 families/campaigns in the third round. This also included uplift awards from the newly established Family Crisis Fund.
We are very proud to have been able to support the families and campaigns listed below, and are grateful to our volunteers, donors and supporters that made it all possible.