National Windrush Day and the Windrush Day Grant Scheme are part of MHCLG’s work to create more resilient communities, where different religions, cultures and opinions are celebrated, underpinned by a shared set of values that champion tolerance, freedom and equality of opportunity.
The Windrush Day Grant Scheme will support groups to commemorate, celebrate and educate people about the contribution of the Windrush Generation in communities across our country. This programme will support people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace our shared history and help champion a sense of pride of the contributions made by British Caribbean communities.
22 June each year marks National Windrush Day and should be the starting point for all successful projects. Events and activities may take place over a longer period throughout the year up until 31 December 2021.
We are looking for organisations to develop and run projects seeking to celebrate, commemorate and educate about the Windrush Generation and their contribution to British economic, social, and cultural life. This includes those who arrived on the ship, their contemporaries, and descendants.
We have a budget of up to £500,000 to fund activities across England. Past years have focussed on smaller scale projects, and we remain keen to fund these. This year, we also want to hear from consortia with larger proposals with a lasting impact across a wider community.
The minimum amount available is £2,500 and the maximum is £25,000.