Campaigners claim Grenfell donations aren't reaching survivors quickly enough

Campaigners claim Grenfell donations aren't reaching survivors quickly enough

At least 80 people are believed to have died in the fire

Friday, August 11, 2017

Campaigners have claimed donations made to the survivors of Grenfell Tower are not reaching them quickly enough.

In the wake of the disaster, a total of £18.9 million was raised for the people affected by the fire.

Data published by the Charity Commission shows £7.25 million has been given to the organisations on the ground so far.

Of this figure, a reported figure of £2.8 million has been given to the survivors.

Yvette Williams, who is a member of the group Justice 4 Grenfell, told the Press Association the survivors already feel they are struggling for money, and said the application process was difficult for those who don’t have English as a first language.

Organisations handling the distribution of funds explained the money was being held back to decide the most effective manner of using it. 

At least 80 people are thought to have died in the tower fire, and an estimated 158 families have been forced into emergency accommodation.

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