The British Red Cross relief fund gives immediate financial help to people who have been seriously injured or bereaved by terrorist incidents overseas.
When terrorist incidents occur, it can be hard for the people affected to get financial help from insurance bodies. This fund – which we set up at the request of the government – provides an immediate payment of £3,000 to help people recover from the incident.
This grant is not compensation for what victims have suffered.
The government has launched a statutory scheme that gives victims of terrorism longer-term financial support to cover loss of earnings, compensation and expenses. The scheme is for people injured in incidents outside the UK on or after 27 November 2012.
For more information about this scheme – including who is eligible, and how to apply – please visit the Ministry of Justice website.
There used to be a second stage to the British Red Cross relief fund, but it was replaced by the government scheme, and we closed it on 27 November 2012.
For more information please contact Olivia Burke at OliviaBurke@redcross.org.uk.
The British Red Cross is a neutral and impartial organisation and does not take a view on the nature or definition of terrorism. Its role in administering this fund is that of a humanitarian organisation whose objective is to ensure people in crisis get the support they need.