A NEW group in Bournemouth has been set up to help survivors of the Holocaust.

The Six Point Foundation wants members of the town’s Jewish community to come forward if they were direct victims of Nazi persecution or refugees, fugitives or emigrants from Nazi Germany or Nazi-occupies territories, as they may be eligible for financial help.

Many people are expected to benefit from the £4million available, from concentration camp survivors to kindertransport children.

One-off grants will be made for specific purposes such as medical costs, travel, specialist equipment or heating costs.

The foundation was set up to distribute funds raised from the disposal of land and property assets owned by the Otto Schiff Housing Association and will operate for five to seven years, or until all funds have been distributed.

Anyone who feels they may be eligible should visit sixpointfoundation.org.uk.

Foundation chairman Susan Grant said: “Six Point Foundation has the potential to ease people’s lives and we highly encourage all Holocaust survivors and refugees to apply for a grant. As long as their need fits the foundation’s criteria, we will consider it.”