Windrush Day grant scheme open for applications

Windrush Day in Brixton this year

Applications are now open for the sixth Windrush Day Grant Scheme run by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Civil society groups, charities, and councils can bid for a share of up to £500,000 for educational, arts and sporting projects in the build-up to Windrush Day on 22 June next year

The initiative is designed to will educate more people about the Windrush generation and story.

Grants will fund commemorative and celebratory events and activities in recognition of the contributions the Windrush generation and their descendants have made to UK society, the department said.

Previous examples of events funded by the grant include parades, art exhibitions, and choir groups.

Apply online at and will close on 17 December.

Guidance for applicants is here:

Local government minister Lee Rowley said the 2024 Windrush Day Grant Scheme is “another opportunity for communities to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush generation to our country. We are encouraging all groups to apply so that communities can come together through celebratory events and activities next year.”

The National Windrush Monument at Waterloo station

The department said that, to date, the government has dedicated £4.25m in funding toward honouring the Windrush legacy. This includes £3.25 million across six years of the Windrush Day Grant Scheme, and £1m allocated to the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo station.