Windrush Day Grant Scheme 2024 

7 November 2023

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ (DLUHC) Windrush Day Grant Scheme is offering up to £500,000 in funding to support projects across England and Northern Ireland. The scheme, which is open to local authorities, focuses on bringing communities together across different ages and ethnic backgrounds, to commemorate, celebrate and educate their local area about the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants across the United Kingdom.

DLUHC is looking for projects that focus primarily on at least one of the overarching aims of the Windrush Day Grant Scheme, as follows:

  • To educate people about the Windrush story
  • To foster a greater sense of national pride and recognition of the historic and ongoing contributions made by the Windrush generation and their descendants to UK society
  • To develop the skills and entrepreneurial ambitions of young people
  • To celebrate and commemorate the continued contributions of the Windrush generation to the UK.
  • All proposals should also be community-led and have a positive social impact

Projects must include a lead event or activity on 22 June 2024, National Windrush Day, with any further events and activities taking place within the ten-week period of 8 June 2024 to 31 August 2024. There are two tiers of funding:

  • Tier 1: smaller projects, of a value between £5,000 and £24,999
  • Tier 2: larger projects, of a value between £25,000 and £50,000

The timeline for applications are as follows:

  • Application window opens – Wednesday 1 November 2023
  • Bidder workshops – Monday 6 November, Tuesday 7 November, Tuesday 14 November and Thursday 16 November 2023
  • Application window closes –Sunday 17 December 2023
  • Applicants informed of whether successful – February 2024
  • Funding distributed to projects – April 2024
  • National Windrush Day – Saturday 22 June 2024
  • Funding period ends (all projects must complete activity by this date) – Saturday 31 August 2024

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