Just £2.8million of the £19MILLION Grenfell fund has reached survivors – despite being handed to ‘distributing organisations on the ground’ : Daily Mail.

  • Data shows £7.25m has been handed to distributing organisations on the ground
  • But only £2.8m has reached survivors, almost two months after west London fire
  • Campaigners said more must be done so that money reaches those who need it
  • Blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block in June, killing at least 80 people

 

Barely 15 per cent of the £18.9million raised in the wake of the Grenfell disaster has been given to survivors.

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

But only £2.8million has reached survivors, almost two months after the blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block in west London, killing at least 80 residents.

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

Only £2.8million has reached survivors so far - almost two months after the blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block in west London, killing at least 80 residents

Only £2.8million has reached survivors so far – almost two months after the blaze ripped through the 24-storey tower block in west London, killing at least 80 residents

‘It’s definitely not been fast enough,’ said Yvette Williams, a spokesman for Justice 4 Grenfell.

‘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?’

Red Cross and the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation both raised £5.75 million, with smaller sums from other organisations making a total of £18,856,206.

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