2020 Windrush Day grants

22nd October 2019

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is inviting applications to the 2020 Windrush Day grants scheme.

The funder is looking for organisations to run a community-led project 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. We have a budget of up to £500,000 to fund activities across the country. The minimum amount available is £2,500 and the maximum is £25,000.

Successful bidders will be those who have demonstrated a capability to deliver community-led projects, and who have a credible community presence. June 22 marks National Windrush Day each year and so should be a focal point for all successful projects. However, events and activities may take place over a longer period throughout the year up until 31 December 2020.


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 8 December 2019 (11.50pm).


Answers to frequently asked questions are available.

The funder is planning to hold bidders day events in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, London and Sheffield to offer guidance on how to develop a successful project and application.

Event dates and venues will be published at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2020-windrush-day-grant

The Church Urban Fund is managing this fund on behalf of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government email windrushdaygrants@cuf.org.uk or telephone 020 7898 1647.