Windrush: engagement events

The Home Office have recently issued information regarding the latest Windrush Compensation Scheme and Windrush Taskforce engagement events.

Here’s what you need to know.

(Updated as of 12 October 2020)

“The Home Office has funding available for community events. If you are a registered charity or recognised community group and you want to organise an event to provide information about the Windrush Scheme and Compensation Scheme to people in your networks and communities, you can apply for this funding.

Funding is available for venue hire, light refreshments, and other associated costs such as projector screens.

Funding is still available to facilitate digital engagement using the same process as above. The reimbursement claims will need to relate to direct costs involved in organising or facilitating an online event and will continue to require invoice evidence, for example, monthly subscription fees for the digital platform used or WiFi boosters. Claims for labour costs and promotional materials are not included in this fund.

Your event should meet the following criteria:

  • to increase awareness of the Windrush Taskforce, the Compensation Scheme and claimant assistance available and encourage eligible people to apply for compensation
  • a representative from the Home Office will be invited
  • it must be open to all members of the public

The Home Office will prioritise funding for events in locations that have not previously held similar events, or with communities who have not yet been reached through such events.”

For a list of upcoming events, click here.

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