National Family Fund 2nd funding round (+ UFFC Gift Grants) opens

NATIONAL MEMORIAL FAMILY FUND 2nd fund roundsource: 4WardEverUK
published: 7 December 2020

4WardEverUK are extremely pleased to announce (following Round 1 Grants), the second round of National Memorial Family Fund grants opened on 7 December 2020 (We are also administering the UFFC Children’s Christmas Gift Fund) which families can also apply to.

Important: Affected families and/or campaign groups 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 second Family Fund round officially opened on 7 December 2020 and will close on 7 February 2021.

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New evidence, fresh questions about death of young Black Londoner Rashan Charles

Rashan Charles
Rashan Charles – Image Credit Rashan Campaign

source: Open Democracy
published: 26 November 2020

Police claimed the man who helped an officer restrain and handcuff Rashan Charles was “a member of the public” with no police connection. CCTV evidence raises doubts. Shine A Light exclusive (distressing content).

Rashan Charles was a healthy young man out with friends in East London when a uniformed police officer from the elite Territorial Support Group chased him into a convenience store. Without any verbal warning, the officer grabbed Rashan from behind, threw him to the floor and heavily restrained him.

A second man assisted the officer. Rashan, who was unarmed and presented no threat, died on the floor of the Yours Locally shop on Hackney’s Kingsland Road in the early hours of 22 July 2017. He was 20 years old, the eldest of seven children and a father himself, his daughter coming up to her second birthday at the time.

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National Family Fund & UFFC Gift Fund announce 2nd funding round

NATIONAL MEMORIAL FAMILY FUND 2nd fund roundsource: 4WardEverUK
published: 12 November 2020

4WardEverUK are extremely pleased to announce (following Round 1 Grants), the second round of National Memorial Family Fund grants opening on 7 December 2020 (as well as the UFFC Children’s Christmas Gift Fund) which families can apply to immediately.

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 second Family Fund round officially opens on 7 December 2020 and will close on 7 February 2021.

The main difference in this second round (compared to round one) is that grants will not be awarded/issued on a rolling basis, but rather final decisions will be made after the closing date on 7 February 2021.

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