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Windrush Day Grant

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have launched the Windrush Day Grant programme.

The funding is intended to support celebrations in England that recognise the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at Port Tilbury on 21 July 1948 with 492 Caribbean migrants and the contribution of the migrants who later became known as the Windrush Generation.

The Government is providing this funding with the intention of recognising and promoting understanding of their contribution and to make clear to those of Caribbean descent that Government values their enormous contribution to national life and wishes to recognise that contribution.

MHCLG are looking for innovative approaches, founded on active community engagement. They will fund projects and events that support the high-level objectives of the Windrush Day Grant, which are:

  • Celebrate
  • Commemorate
  • Educate
  • Community led and sustainable
  • Local, National and Intergenerational.

Some possible example projects include:

  • Educational events, seminars & lectures
  • Work with schools including assemblies, educational trips and creative project work
  • Scholarships and exchange programmes
  • Religious services
  • Collation & opening of archives and collections
  • Arts installations and exhibitions
  • Music and performance arts projects
  • Dominoes tournaments and other relevant community events
  • Quilts, murals and other community arts projects
  • Storytelling projects and collation and sharing of recipes, songs, music, antiques
  • Community street parties
  • Carnivals
  • Tea parties.

The deadline for applications is 21 January 2019.

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