Grenfell Tower Fire
Our role is a special one: to get money to the bereaved next of kin who lost loved ones and to those who were hospitalised as a result of the fire.
Other charitable organisations are helping people who were made homeless and destitute. Information about all of the charities that are helping survivors was compiled by the Charity Commission.
LET has been given £8 million from various sources (see Charity Commission link above) to distribute to those caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire.
100% of the donated funds are distributed to Grenfell families and individuals. None of the funds passed to LET are used to cover operating costs. LET fundraises separately with trusts and foundations to cover its core operating costs. It also relies on significant pro bono support – for example, staff from other charities have been seconded in to assist; office space has been donated free of charge.
By August 2018 just over £8 million had been awarded to the bereaved and injured at Grenfell Tower, and another £773,000 of LET funds was also distributed to 165 households at Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk who are struggling with the distress and trauma of living through the fire via the Rugby Portobello Trust.
- The next of kin of an individual who died were awarded £100,000
- Any individual who was hospitalised for at least a week was awarded £35,000
- Any individual who was hospitalised for between 4-7 days was awarded £20,000
- Any individual who was hospitalised for at least six hours was awarded £5,000
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