Windrush Day Grant Scheme

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Aims/priorities: The Windrush Day Grant Scheme is part of the Government'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 funding is for local authorities, charities and community groups to run a community led project seeking to celebrate, commemorate and educate people 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.

Who can apply? Local authorities, registered charities/community interest companies or community groups with a charitable purpose can apply.

Local authorities may include a county council; a district council; a parish council; a combined authority; a London borough council; or another organisation set out in section 33(1) of the Local Government Act 2003. Schools, libraries and other local authority organisations are encouraged to submit bids in conjunction with their local authority.

Other groups that would like to apply must:

  • Be registered charities, exempt charities or Community Interest Companies OR meet all the following criteria:
  • They are established for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes;
  • They have a governing body with at least three members;
  • They have a governing document which they are able to produce; and
  • They can provide accounts demonstrating good financial health across both of the last two financial years.

Organisations must also have a proven track record of working directly with communities and the project proposal must be significantly influenced by the community itself.

A group of bidders can also apply.

Grant amount: The following grants are available:

  • Tier 1: smaller projects between £5,000 and £25,000.
  • Tier 2: larger projects between £25,000 and £50,000.

Applicants seeking fewer than £5,000 should contact their local authority to explore the possibility of joining a larger bid. 

A minimum of 10% of cash or in-kind match funding is required.

Application process: click here for application form and guidance notes

Deadline: Friday 18 March

Contact Information:

Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC)
2 Marsham Street
United Kingdom
Tel: 030 3444 0000

Website address:

Not specified
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Funding Theme: 
Communities Experiencing Racial Inequalities
Children and Young People
Unpublish Date: 
Friday, 18 March, 2022