Family campaigns are invited to register with National Family Fund

Bereaved Families Speak Out
for families, led by families

source: 4WardEverUK
published: 4 January 2020

Families and campaigns are invited to register for future grant applications – REGISTER NOW!

Important Note: Applications will only be opened to family campaigns when the National Memorial Family Fund holds a maximum balance of between £5,000 and £6,500 at any given time.

The National Memorial Family Fund is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody. We will make small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the United Kingdom to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in a range of other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives. Download and share the promotional flyer

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Families face shocking injustice over legal aid for inquests, campaigners say

source: Express & Star
published: 1 October 2019

Grieving families are facing a “shocking” injustice when trying to get legal aid funding for the inquest of a loved one who died in state care, campaigners claims.

The ruling by Mr Justice Green enables relatives attending a coroner’s court to benefit from expert legal representation in cases where a state body is involved in a death.

Charities have called for an end to the disparity between the amount of publicly funded legal aid being provided to state bodies and families.

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Edge Fund : National Family Fund Grant Application Update

source: 4WardEverUK
published: June 2019

4WardEverUK and Migrant Media have submitted a grant application to the Edge Fund for a project that would essentially be the provision of a sessional role for a National Organiser.

A sessional worker would identify and manage opportunities for up to 3 major pay-to-attend events each year which will help to raise awareness of deaths in state custody, galvanise collaboration and raise money for the National Family Fund.

The original outline paper is available here for your information.

We’ll keep you updated of progress
fingers crossed :-)

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