To Celebrate, Commemorate and Educate – The Government’s Windrush Day Grant Scheme, October 201929-Oct-2019
The Government is offering grants to local authorities, charities and community groups to celebrate and pay tribute to the history and contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life.
On the 21st June 1948, the Merchant Vessel (MV) Empire Windrush arrived at the Port of Tilbury. On board the ship were several hundred Caribbean migrants, many of whom were veterans of the Second World War.
Since then, Windrush has come to symbolise the first movement of mass migration to the United Kingdom in the post-war era; where 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of MV Empire Windrush’s arrival, and the current generation, subsequent migrants and their descendants have made a large contribution to the nation’s cultural, social and economic life.
The Windrush Day Grant Scheme will support groups to celebrate and commemorate the arrival of the MV Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation in communities across the country.
It will also seek to educate about the contribution and the history of the MV Empire Windrush. The Government says this programme will support people from many different ages and backgrounds to embrace our shared history.
Grants of up to £25,000 are available for local authorities, charities and community groups to celebrate, commemorate or educate about the history of the MV Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life.
The Government will also be holding bidders’ day events in;
- London and
These events are being held to offer guidance on how to develop a successful project and application.
Launched recently, the deadline for grant applications to the scheme is 8th December 2019.