National Memorial Family Fund appoints national event organiser

speaker & microphonesource: 4WardEverUK
published: 8 July 2020

4WardEverUK are extremely pleased to announce that the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) have 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 investment from funds held by the NMPMFF.

In broad terms the role of the sessional organiser (with support and input from 4WardEverUK and Migrant Media) is to identify and manage opportunities for up to 3 major pay-to-attend events in 2020 / 2021 (subject to changes in COVID-19 rules) which will help to raise awareness of deaths and abuse in state custody, galvanise collaboration and raise money for the National Family Fund.

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National Mikey Powell Family Fund announce 1st funding round

National Memorial Family Fund Round 1source: 4WardEverUK
published: 14 June 2020

We are extremely pleased to announce that after 5 years of fundraising, the first ever National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) round will open for grant applications from 7 July 2020.

Important: Affected families and/or campaigns will need to be registered on the NMPMFF website before applying for grants from the fund – various partners are available to assist with applications.

The first round opens on 7 July and will close on 7 September 2020 (the 17th anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell) or when all funds set aside for this round have been allocated.

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National Family Fund – Unprecedented donations in calls for justice @ home

Cash Increasesource: National Family Fund
published: 14 June 2020

Initially triggered by the tragic death of George Floyd, international protests and a Tweet from Oonagh Ryder (@oonskie) and subsequent follow-up Tweets by Lucy Brisbane McKay (@lucybrisbane) and others, we have seen unprecedented donations to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) in May and June 2020.

During this period we received over 900 single donations, and monthly donors increase from a few dozen to 140+ and thereby ensuring good levels of regular donor income.

This has meant that the NMPMFF are now poised to open their first ever funding round since it launched the original Crowdfunder appeal in September 2015.

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