The London Emergency Trust (LET) is a pop-up disaster response charity that ‘goes live’ when a major civil emergency strikes.
It first went into action in 2017 and worked with the British Red Cross and other funders to distribute charitable donations by the public to those most gravely affected by the terror attacks at:
It also helped with the distribution of donated cash to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Watch our short film explaining how LET works here
LET uses its experience of grant-making, and balances care with speed to pass on charitable donations to the next of kin of those who lost their lives and to people who have been injured and hospitalised.
We use simple and easy-to-fill-in application forms when an emergency happens.
We make some simple checks to verify claims. We know that people will have lost important documents and so we rely on the information we are given in support of an application.
We ask people to provide only the most basic of information to enable us to process a request. We never ask for more detail than we absolutely need and we promise never to pass any information to any third party without an applicant’s express permission.