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:
Akala Supports Families @ UFFC Conference London 2018 – Image credit Natasha Thompson
source: The Guardian
published: 17 February 2021
Black Lives Matter UK has announced £45,000 of funding to the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) to set up a “people’s tribunal” for deaths in custody.
The coalition group of family members who have lost loved ones in state custody, formed in 1997, is so far the largest recipient of Black Lives Matter UK’s initial round of funding.
source: The Guardian (World)
published: 11 January 2021
Black Lives Matter UK will be releasing more than £100,000 to black-led organisations across the country by the end of the month, as protesters pledge to build on last year’s anti-racism demonstrations.
The campaign group received £1.2m in donations via a GoFundMe appeal, following
widespread protests last summer.
It registered as a community benefit society in September under the name Black Liberation Movement UK, which it had to do before it could receive the donations.