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Manchester Arena attack: bereaved families to receive £250,000 each from emergency fund

Bereaved families will receive £250,000 from the We Love Manchester Emergency fund. Photo: ITV

Bereaved families of the 22 people killed during the Manchester Arena attack will be eligible to receive £250,000 each from money donated by members of the public.

The money will come from the We Love Manchester Emergency fund which has now reached £18m.

Families of the victims have already been eligible to claim £70,000 from the fund but will now receive a further £180,000.

“Thanks to this we have raised more than £18m and we were conscious that we had to get some of swiftly this to those with immediate needs.

“We have therefore given a around third of the total to the bereaved families and £3.5m to those who were hospitalised after the attack. In total this means we have allocated over half of the existing money already.

“We will now spend some time looking at how we will distribute the rest of the funds. This will be a complex and sensitive process as we will need to assess the long-term impacts of the attack. We will issue an update as soon as we know more.”

– Councillor Sue Murphy, chair of the trustees of the fund

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