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Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund Grenfell Appeal Final Disbursement

Survivors of the Grenfell tower fire are to receive a final cash disbursement of £1.4 million from the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund Grenfell Appeal. It brings the total amount disbursed by the fund to £6.8 million which is 95 per cent of the £7.2 million raised. The remaining £400,000 will be held back for contingencies.

The £1.4 million will be paid to 140 families from the tower who escaped the fire - £10,000 per family - and takes the total given out per survivor family from the fund to £38,720. Payments will be distributed to survivors by the Rugby Portobello Trust via bank transfer. 

Tracey Crouch, minister for sport and civil society, praised Evening Standard readers for their compassionate response to the fire and the solidarity they had shown with victims. The minister said: “The generous response from Evening Standard readers in the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy was incredible. The money raised has gone to survivors and next of kin and thanks to the Dispossessed Fund and their partner, The London Community Foundation, this money has been disbursed so that those who need it most can get back on their feet as fast as possible.”

Francis Salway, chairman of LCF, said: “As we make these final payments, our thoughts are with the families affected and we are reminded of the heartache they have suffered. We hope this money can help people rebuild their lives.”

Published on 07 December 2017

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