UK News Grenfell Tower donations not reaching survivors fast enough, campaigners say

09:00  11 august  2017
09:00  11 august  2017 Source:   Press Association

Residents of flats near Grenfell Tower ‘to receive £2.7m in council support’

  Residents of flats near Grenfell Tower ‘to receive £2.7m in council support’ The amount will cover grants, redecoration and cleaning services.Households from the three “finger” blocks near the high-rise – Testerton, Barandon and Hurstway Walks – are expected to receive “in the region of £2.7 million” in support from Kensington and Chelsea Council.

Grenfell campaigners say donations are not reaching survivors fast enough as it was revealed l ess than 15% of the £18.9 million raised in the wake of the disaster But only £2.8 million has reached survivors , almost two months after the blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block in west London.

Grenfell campaigners say donations are not reaching survivors fast enough as it was revealed less than 15% of the £18.9 million raised in the wake of the But only £2.8 million has reached survivors , almost two months after the blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block in west London.

Grenfell Tower: Grenfell campaigners say donations are not reaching survivors fast enough (Rick Findler/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Grenfell campaigners say donations are not reaching survivors fast enough (Rick Findler/PA)

Grenfell campaigners say donations are not reaching survivors fast enough as it was revealed less than 15% of the £18.9 million raised in the wake of the disaster has been distributed.

Data released by the Charity Commission shows £7.25 million has been handed to distributing organisations on the ground.

But only £2.8 million has reached survivors, almost two months after the blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block in west London.

Grenfell Tower victims: where they were found © Provided by The Press Association Grenfell Tower victims: where they were found

Campaigners welcomed the push for transparency after the charity regulator published the figures on Thursday, but said more needs to be done to ensure the money reaches those who need it.

Adele takes Grenfell Tower kids to the movies

  Adele takes Grenfell Tower kids to the movies Adele has treated kids affected by the Grenfell Tower blaze to a special screening of Despicable Me 3. The Grammy Award winning superstar, who has helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for victims of the fire, took her generosity to a whole new level on Thursday (03Aug17) The Hello singer hosted a very special screening of the popular children's movie at Whiteley's Cinema in London, where the kids got to meet real-life Minions, as well as the star herself. The Londoner showed off her down-to-earth nature and turned up to the screening bare-faced and casually dressed in a yellow, blue and green jumper and navy skirt. She took time to pose with the children for photos and looked really happy to be there. Speaking to The Sun, a source spoke of how the families were overwhelmed by what the singer had done for them. "Adele sees her work in the community as a full-time priority now her touring days are over for the foreseeable future," they shared. The humble star was one of the first recognisable faces to visit the scene of the fire, and was caught on camera at the site a day after it took place on 14 June (17). Later that month (June), she was also pictured visiting firemen and thanking them for their efforts in fighting the blaze. "Being a local Londoner, she’s made no secret about how personally affected she was by the Grenfell Tower blaze and wants to help in every way she can," the source added. "While she’s working hard behind the scenes to raise cash, she wanted to treat residents to a night of fun and help take their minds off what happened, and organised a private viewing of the brand new Despicable Me 3 movie." At least 80 people lost their lives in the Grenfell blaze and over 158 families were affected by the disaster.

- Grenfell campaigners say donations are not reaching survivors fast enough as it was revealed less than 15% of the £18.9 million raised in the wake of the But only £2.8 million has reached survivors , almost two months after the blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block in west London.

Grenfell campaigners say donations are not reaching survivors fast enough as it was revealed less than 15% of the £18.9 million raised in the wake of the But only £2.8 million has reached survivors , almost two months after the blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block in west London.

Yvette Williams, a spokeswoman for Justice 4 Grenfell, told the Press Association: “It’s definitely not been fast enough.

Related: Grenfell survivor says she's in 'same situation' since fire (Provided by: ITV News)

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“The survivors are raising it more and more – where’s the money, who’s distributing it, why aren’t they distributing it, how have they been chosen to distribute it, what’s the criteria for distribution, and how are you communicating with the people who should be receiving that money?

Adele takes Grenfell Tower kids to the movies

  Adele takes Grenfell Tower kids to the movies Adele has treated kids affected by the Grenfell Tower blaze to a special screening of Despicable Me 3. The Grammy Award winning superstar, who has helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for victims of the fire, took her generosity to a whole new level on Thursday (03Aug17) The Hello singer hosted a very special screening of the popular children's movie at Whiteley's Cinema in London, where the kids got to meet real-life Minions, as well as the star herself. The Londoner showed off her down-to-earth nature and turned up to the screening bare-faced and casually dressed in a yellow, blue and green jumper and navy skirt. She took time to pose with the children for photos and looked really happy to be there. Speaking to The Sun, a source spoke of how the families were overwhelmed by what the singer had done for them. "Adele sees her work in the community as a full-time priority now her touring days are over for the foreseeable future," they shared. The humble star was one of the first recognisable faces to visit the scene of the fire, and was caught on camera at the site a day after it took place on 14 June (17). Later that month (June), she was also pictured visiting firemen and thanking them for their efforts in fighting the blaze. "Being a local Londoner, she’s made no secret about how personally affected she was by the Grenfell Tower blaze and wants to help in every way she can," the source added. "While she’s working hard behind the scenes to raise cash, she wanted to treat residents to a night of fun and help take their minds off what happened, and organised a private viewing of the brand new Despicable Me 3 movie." At least 80 people lost their lives in the Grenfell blaze and over 158 families were affected by the disaster.

Donations made since the Grenfell Tower fire in west London two months ago are not reaching survivors quickly enough , campaigners have said . Yvette Williams, of the Justice 4 Grenfell group, said : "It's definitely not been fast enough .

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“Information isn’t transparent. They have to beg for information and it’s still not clear the background of it, or how they’re going forward with it.”

She said authorities need to make it easier for survivors to apply for funds, explaining some find it difficult, particularly when information is not communicated in their first languages.

“Some of these people are still heavily traumatised,” she continued.

“So they’re supposed to leave their hotel rooms, get down to wherever, fill in this application – they already feel like they have been put in a position where they’re begging for money.

Grenfell children offered seaside holidays

  Grenfell children offered seaside holidays "The best day ever" - that was three-year-old Romaysa's reaction after getting off her speedboat ride in West Sussex.  Her sister Tasnim, brother Elias and mother Nabila have not been allowed back in to their home near Grenfell Tower since the fire. The area is still too dangerous.So it was a welcome break when charity Play Association and Felpham Sailing Club offered them, and other Grenfell families, a day out sailing and playing on the beach.Full coverage: Grenfell tragedyNabila told Sky News it's made a real difference."It's amazing. From the moment I saw the sea.

It comes as Grenfell campaigners say donations are not reaching survivors fast enough as it was revealed less than 15 per cent of the £18.9 million raised in the wake of the But only £2.8million has reached survivors , almost two months after the blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block.

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“Once decisions have been made about how it’s going to be distributed the key workers attached to those families should be bringing those forms and doing it with them.”

Grenfell Tower donations © Provided by The Press Association Grenfell Tower donations

Red Cross and the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation both raised £5.75 million, while the Evening Standard fund collected more than £6.7 million to help victims of the tragedy, with smaller sums from other organisations making a total of £18,856,206.

Donations came in thick and fast in teh wake of the Grenfell Tower, but distributing money to those who need it has been a slow process, according to campaigners (David Mirzoeff/PA)

Some £7,257,713 has been sent to distributing organisations, while £2,807,400 has been distributed, figures show.

The Charity Commission said: “Charities are now trying to work with the survivors and those affected to discuss how the rest of the funds should be distributed to meet the short, medium and long term needs of those affected by this awful tragedy.”

It added that transparency information would be updated on a weekly basis.

Boy, 2, identified as Grenfell Tower victim .
Jeremiah Deen’s mother Zainab was identified as one of the victims last month.Two-year-old Jeremiah Deen was formally identified as one of the 80+ people who died in the high rise blaze, the Metropolitan Police said.

Source: http://uk.pressfrom.com/news/uk-news/-193158-grenfell-tower-donations-not-reaching-survivors-fast-enough-campaigners-say/

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