Grenfell Tower fire response
In June 2017, the Grenfell Tower fire in London devastated the lives of people affected.
Organisations and charities, including The London Community Foundation, came together to respond to those in need. The response aimed to help communities in the immediate aftermath of the fire, as well as in the long-term.
Grenfell Tower emergency appeal
The London Community Foundation set up a fundraising appeal with the Evening Standard. Within a week, the appeal raised £3.6 million.
Money from the Dispossessed Fund, which is administered by The London Community Foundation, has made up part of the initial response:
- Payments of £1,000 per flat were made to residents
- 20 local voluntary organisations and church groups involved in the frontline relief effort in were awarded £5,000 each
Artists for Grenfell
Artists for Grenfell have released a single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Donations made were used by The London Community Foundation to help those in need. The record – a cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water – features a range of artists, including Labrinth, Bastille, Paloma Faith and Robbie Williams. Simon Cowell assembled the artists to record the single, and has personally donated £100,000 to the appeal.