Windrush Compensation Fund – help for the grassroots

12 May 2021

Written by: Lambeth Council

Better and Fairer Lambeth - Voluntary and community sector

Charity Voice4Change England aim to help organisations working to help people affected by the Windrush Scandal to apply for project funding from the Windrush Community Fund.

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Windrush Compensation Fund – help for the grassroots

Charity Voice4Change England invite community and grassroots organisations working to help people affected by the Windrush Scandal to apply for funding from the Government’s Windrush Community Fund.

Projects to help the Windrush generation

Organisations can bid for awards from £2,500 up to £25,000 for projects designed to ensure that everyone affected by Windrush know what support is available and don’t miss out on the compensation schemes or latest information.

Windrush community event

Windrush ‘apply for funding’ advice event

Threatened with deportation

The Windrush Scandal saw hundreds wrongly threatened with deportation. This particularly affected Black Caribbean people who arrived in the UK in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, many of whom made Lambeth their home.

Lambeth’s campaign

In 2020, Lambeth Council joined campaigners in calling on the government to increase support for those affected by the Windrush Scandal. Cllr Sonia Winifred, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, herself a member of the Windrush generation, wrote to Lambeth residents to urge them to apply and encourage friends, neighbours, and relatives to apply. Lambeth MP’s Helen Hayes MP, Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP and Florence Eshalomi MP, wrote to the Home Secretary urging the independent review to be made public.

Fairer compensation

Following the campaign, the Government announced fairer compensation for victims. The Windrush Compensation Scheme was set up for many cases of people, legally entitled to be in the UK but with no documentation.

Word from the Cabinet


Cllr Winifred said: “We welcome Voice4Change’s mission to help local community organisations working to guide people through the complexities of claiming for compensation.

Windrush community Fund

Event offering advice for projects claiming funding to help the Windrush Generation

“We owe a huge amount to the Windrush Generation who came here and worked so hard improving our NHS and public services, who changed our culture for the better. Many in Lambeth are still struggling with the compensation system, and with huge distrust of the authorities as a result of the government’s hostile environment.

“Lambeth is united in our support for the Windrush Generation and we will keep fighting for justice for them.”

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