Each of the families of the 22 people killed at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert this May will receive $324,000 from the We Love Manchester emergency fund.
In a press release, the fund explained, “The payments will ensure the families benefit from the phenomenal outpouring of public support following the attack.” Sue Murphy, of the fund’s chair of trustees, continued, according to Billboard, “The city and the world responded with such extreme kindness, generosity and solidarity in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack.”
The fund has raised more than $23 million since its creation after the bombing on May 22 at Manchester Arena. Grande hosted One Love Manchester in June to benefit the city and victims, with all proceeds from the event going toward the fund. She brought on other artists like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry to perform, as well.
In addition to the concert, Grande re-released her single “One Last Time” and a cover of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” donating all proceeds from both tracks to the fund.
According to the release, families have already been able to acquire about $90,000 each, as well as access to no-cost therapy.
“We will now spend some time looking at how we will distribute the rest of the funds,” Murphy said. “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.”