National Family Fund : Purchase your badge today and support the fund

Family Fund badges

provided by: Tippa Naphtali
published: 4 January 2020

Get your Family Fund badge! When you purchase your badge all the proceeds of sale will go to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) to support families that have been affected by custody deaths in the UK.

The NMPMFF will be the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody. It will make 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.

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Family campaigns are invited to register with National Family Fund

Bereaved Families Speak Out
for families, led by families

source: 4WardEverUK
published: 4 January 2020

Families and campaigns are invited to register for future grant applications – REGISTER NOW!

Important Note: Applications will only be opened to family campaigns when the National Memorial Family Fund holds a maximum balance of between £5,000 and £6,500 at any given time.

The National Memorial Family Fund is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody. We will make 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. Download and share the promotional flyer

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Families face shocking injustice over legal aid for inquests, campaigners say

Legal signing paperssource: Express & Star
published: 1 October 2019

Grieving families are facing a “shocking” injustice when trying to get legal aid funding for the inquest of a loved one who died in state care, campaigners claims.

The ruling by Mr Justice Green enables relatives attending a coroner’s court to benefit from expert legal representation in cases where a state body is involved in a death.

Charities have called for an end to the disparity between the amount of publicly funded legal aid being provided to state bodies and families.

It comes as figures suggest mental health trusts, police forces and the prison service are spending millions of pounds on legal representation at inquests, in comparison to the thousands of pounds the Legal Aid Agency has given to bereaved families for such hearings over a similar period of time.

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