Less than third of Grenfell charity money reaches victims | London


Less than a third of the money raised for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has reached their pockets, according to new data.

Almost half the £19,018,782 gathered by fundraisers has been sent to distributing organisations, the Charity Commission said.

Of this, £5,822,500 has reached survivors, bereaved families and those displaced from their homes more than two months after the devastating blaze, which killed at least 80 people.

The figure is up from £2.8 million a week ago, showing a huge acceleration in the distribution of funds.

We are pleased that a further £3 million has reached survivors and those affected by this terrible tragedy in the last week, and that further funds will be distributed in the coming days.
Some challenges still remain but it is important that the charities continue to work with the community and that the remaining funds are made available to meet their short, medium and longer term needs.

– David Holdsworth, registrar of charities in England and Wales



Source : http://www.itv.com/news/london/2017-08-18/less-than-third-of-grenfell-charity-money-reaches-victims/

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