Family campaigns are invited to register with National Family Fund

Bereaved Families Speak Outsource: 4WardEverUK
published: June 2019

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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The National Memorial Family Fund website launched : May 2019

National Memorial Family Fund
National Memorial Family Fund

source: 4WardEverUK
published: 11 May 2019

Campaigning news collective, 4WardEverUK, has launched a new website to raise both awareness and funds for an initiative inspired by Mikey Powell, who died in police custody on 7th September 2003.

Mikey’s cousin, Tippa Naphtali said; “This fund has the potential to make a real difference for families and their campaign groups that need financial support during the often long and drawn out struggles for justice that can last for decades.

“The needs of affected families and children often get lost in the equally important work of campaigning and lobbying of state institutions. We want to change that with a permanent national fund set up specifically for their needs.

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Bereaved families launch petition & campaign on legal aid for inquests

Cases in the UKsource: Ekklesia
published: 27 February 2019

Bereaved families and INQUEST have launched a campaign, Now or Never! Legal Aid for Inquests. This follows the decision by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to reject widely supported proposals and overwhelming evidence in favour of fair legal funding for bereaved people.

The campaign is calling for the government to reconsider this decision and urgently introduce automatic non-means tested legal aid funding to bereaved families following a state-related death. The detail of this proposal is outlined in a new briefing by INQUEST.

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