Posted January 4, 2024

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Windrush Justice Programme Invites UK Applications to Round 3

Not-for-profit organisations based in the UK who provide advocacy support to those wishing to access the Windrush Compensation Scheme, including work to regulate their status before being able to access the fund, can apply for grants of £22,000 over two years.

It is expected that the advocacy being carried out is the close relational approach that supports an individual with understanding and collating evidence required, listening to their story and fully supporting them to make a Windrush claim.

The funding can be used to pay for case workers, cover administrative costs, venue costs, run awareness raising events, and staffing costs.

UK based organisations may apply, including:

  • Registered Charities
  • Community Interest Companies (CIC).
  • Company limited by guarantee.
  • Constituted voluntary organisations.
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO).

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have at least 51% of their Trustees/Governing body who are Black, Asian or mixed heritage.
  • Be already providing advocacy support to those seeking to access the Windrush Compensation Scheme
  • Have at least three unrelated individuals responsible for the governance of their organisation
  • Have a bank account in their name, requiring two independent signatories.

There is particular interest in advocacy organisations based in:

  • Bristol and the South West
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • The Home Counties
  • Yorkshire.

A total of 18 organisations received a grant in the previous two rounds.

Round 3 is currently open for applications. There is no deadline as this is a rolling round.

Further details can be found here: Windrush Justice Programme (actionforraceequality.org.uk)

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