Windrush Day Grant Scheme 2023 – IN-PERSON Bidders’ Workshop

Thursday 9th February 2023

This workshop will give you an overview of the 2023 Windrush Day Grant Scheme and an opportunity for you to ask questions.


2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the MV Empire Windrush in the United Kingdom (UK). In 2023, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) will be marking this special occasion by launching the Windrush Day Grant Scheme 2023. The Department is offering up to £750,000 in grant funding to support a new cohort of impactful and ambitious projects. As of today, HM Government has dedicated £3.75 million in funding toward honouring the Windrush legacy. This includes £2.75 million across five years of the Windrush Day Grant Scheme, and £1 million allocated to the National Windrush Monument, which stands as a fitting tribute to the contributions of the Windrush passengers and their descendants to the UK.

The MV Empire Windrush arrived at the Port of Tilbury on 21 June 1948 and its passengers disembarked a day later. The ship carried several hundred Caribbean migrants, many of them veterans of the Second World War. Since then, Windrush has come to symbolise the mass migration of people from the Caribbean to the UK in the post-war era, as well as their descendants. This generation, subsequent migrants and their descendants have made a significant and lasting contribution to our nation’s cultural, social and economic life.

This year’s Windrush Day Grant Scheme will support groups to commemorate, celebrate and educate people about the contribution of the Windrush generation and their descendants across communities in our country. The grant scheme forms a part of the Government’s commitment to level up opportunity across diverse communities and help build greater trust in public services while improving outcomes for everyone and forging a greater sense of belonging. This year’s grant scheme will also for the first time be open to community organisations in Northern Ireland to apply for funding and join together in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of the MV Empire Windrush.

For an overview of the scheme and an opportunity to ask questions, please register for one of our events.

Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have any access requirements that will help you to enjoy the workshop, please let us know at:

Please note that, we are unable to advise on the suitability or strength of your project idea.

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