published: 11 August 2022
The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) have reported that over the last 22+ months they have lost 80+ (49%) of their monthly donors! Their general grants programme is currently suspended until Oct/Nov 2022.
Visit their ‘MemberBASE’ platform for more details here: www.nationalmemorialfamilyfund.wildapricot.org/join-us
The National Memorial Family Fund is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths and killings in custody.
The Fund makes 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
Campaigning news collective, 4WardEverUK, launched the new National Memorial Family Fund website in April 2019 to raise both awareness and funds for the initiative inspired by Mikey Powell, who was killed in police custody on 7th September 2003.
Mikey’s cousin, Tippa Naphtali said; “This fund is already making a real difference for families and their campaign groups that need financial support during the often long and drawn out struggles for justice that can last for decades.
“The needs of affected families and children can often get lost in the equally important work of campaigning and lobbying of state institutions. We want to change that with a permanent national support fund set up specifically for their needs.“