The intensity of emergencies in 2017 – from the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London to Grenfell – led the Charity Commission to convene a number of people in the charitable sector to see if there was a better way of responding to national emergencies. This has led to the creation of the National Emergencies Trust, which will collaborate with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money and support victims at the time of a domestic disaster.
It is a charity, not the state; it will be additional to what the state does. It is independent of government, and will not seek to replicate the work of central or local government.
Mission: Harnessing the nation’s generosity to support those affected by a national emergency at their time of greatest need.
Vision: An independent body that is trusted to work collaboratively to raise and distribute funds fairly and efficiently at a time of a domestic disaster.