Financial and legal help
Financial assistance for those involved in incidents abroad
The British Red Cross has a charitable fund to assist UK residents who are the victims of terrorist attacks overseas. The Red Cross has established the fund at the request of the Government, which has donated £1m.
The British Red Cross Relief Fund for UK Victims of Terrorism Abroad will provide financial assistance to people who have been seriously injured or bereaved. The fund will offer immediate payments to help people as they seek to recover from the incident.
Charitable grants of up to £15,000 will be available to help people deal with the financial difficulties they may experience. An immediate payment of £3,000 will be made to those who have been bereaved or seriously injured. A further payment of £12,000 will be made available to those who have been bereaved, and people who have to remain in hospital for five days, or need continued outpatient appointments. The grants are not compensation for what victims have suffered.
Money from the new fund will also be made available to the UK victims of terrorist attacks overseas that took place between the 1 January 2002 and March 2006. These payments will be made to people who have not received any other form of financial assistance and who known to be still experiencing financial difficulties.
For more information, contact the 7 July Assistance Centre or the British Red Cross.
Financial assistance for 7 July bombings
Free legal advice is available by calling . Your details will be taken and a legal adviser will call you back with a few days.
The London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund has now closed.
The fund was set up to give financial help to those affected by the bombings of July 7th 2005, following generous donations to help the bereaved and survivors of the attacks from companies, individuals and Government.
The fund’s Trustees and staff have fulfilled their duties by distributing the donated funds in a highly professional and efficient way.
Those they have helped include;
- people who lost loved ones in the attacks
- people who have suffered serious and permanent injury in the bombings requiring sustained specialist medical attention.
- people who spent time in hospital because they were close to the bombs.
- people who because they were close to the bombs have been certified as unfit and unable to work for a substantial period of time.
The money from the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund could not compensate the victims for what they have suffered. It was simply intended to help people to rebuild their lives following the tragic events of 7th July. The main source of compensation for victims of the bombings is the Government’s statutory Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
We would like to thank the Trustees and staff of the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund for their support of our work and the highly professional way they supported all those that they had contact with.
The LBRCF website will remain online until July 2007:
Legal advice for incidents abroad
Free legal advice can be found by contacting your local Citizens Advice Bureau.