VCS support Funding Funding with deadlines 2021 Windrush Day Grants Scheme The Windrush Day Grant Scheme provides funding to communities looking to celebrate, commemorate and educate about the Windrush Generation and their contribution. This programme will support people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace our shared history and help champion a sense of pride of the contributions made by British Caribbean communities. 22 June each year marks National Windrush Day. the Scheme is looking for organisations to develop and run projects seeking to celebrate, commemorate and educate 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. There is a budget of up to £500,000 to fund activities across England. Past years have focussed on smaller scale projects, and we remain keen to fund these. This year, they also want to hear from consortia with larger proposals with a lasting impact across a wider community. The minimum amount available is £2,500 and the maximum is £25,000. 22 June should be the starting point for all successful projects. Events and activities may take place over a longer period throughout the year up until 31 December 2021. More information An online bidder workshop will be taking place on 11 February 2021 to provide information to organisations looking to apply to the scheme. Details on the workshops and how to register can be found on the registration page. Visit the website. To apply Download an application form. Complete and return to: [email protected] by 23:59, Wednesday 10 March 2021. Please include ‘Windrush Day Grant Application’ in the subject line.