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Rugby Portobello Trust has distributed £16.8 million in grants to Grenfell families

23 November 2018

Over the last eighteen months, Rugby Portobello Trust (RPT) has issued over 3,200 individual grants totalling more than £16.8 million.

These funds, donated by the public, were collected by multiple organisations and passed onto RPT for distribution to Grenfell residents.

In addition to the funds raised by the British public that have been distributed to former Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk residents, we distributed a further £1,755,000 to Lancaster West Estate residents on behalf of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as these residents were left without basic utilities for weeks after the fire.

Further grants were available through other organisations, for example the grants distributed by the London Emergencies Trust to support families who lost someone in the fire or residents who were hospitalised after the fire.

In total, nearly £25 million in charitable grants have been made available to the people directly affected by this terrible tragedy.

It has been truly humbling working with the former residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk who have conducted themselves with the upmost dignity and concern for one another throughout these terrible events.

RPT has a long, proud tradition of supporting people from North Kensington, dating back to the 19th century and we will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends and neighbours, as we face the future and all its challenges together.

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