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How it works

The London Emergencies Trust (LET) is working with the British Red Cross to distribute charitable donations by the public to those directly affected by the terror attacks at:

WestminsterLondon BridgeFinsbury Park

It is also helping with the distribution of donated cash to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

LET has been asked to distribute the money because it is experienced, and balances care with speed.

Our simple and easy-to-fill-in application forms are available from

  • Police Family Liaison Officers (FLOs)
  • And in the case of Grenfell Tower, locally based key workers who have all been informed so they can guide families to help by sending people to key local voluntary organisations.

Or email us to ask for our easy-to-complete application form here

There are three categories of payment:

  • The next of kin of an individual who died will receive £20,000
  • Any individual who has been hospitalised for at least a week will receive £10,000
  • Any individual who was hospitalised for at least six hours will receive £3,500

In the case of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, and because of the generosity of those who donated to the Red Cross and other funds, LET has been able to add to the initial sums for the bereaved next of kin and those who spent more than a week in hospital. See here for details.

We do some simple checks to verify claims. We know that people will have lost important documents and so we rely on the information we are given in support of an application. 

We ask people to provide only the most basic of information to enable us to process a request.  We will never ask for more detail than we absolutely need and we will never pass any information onto any third party without an applicant’s express permission. 

Email us to ask for our easy-to-complete application form here