The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have once again launched the 2020 fund, created in 2018 to support community groups who wish to apply for funding to celebrate National Windrush Day.
The first National Windrush Day 2019 was a great success following the immense inaugural celebrations of 2018 and opened up dialogue and debate of positive issues moving forward.
Communities Minister Lord Younger said “after the huge success of the first national Windrush Day, I am delighted to confirm that applications for funding for Windrush Day 2020 are now open”
For further information on how to apply and eligibility please visit their website https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2020-windrush-day-grant
Communities Secretary Rt Hon. Robert Jenrick MP in his Black History Month statement to Editions Lifestyle Magazine said “Black history in Britain is a story of resilience and ingenuity…the story of ordinary people overcoming extraordinary odds”
As we continue with Black History Month celebrations, the launch of the 2020 funds serves as a reminder that Black History matters and needs to be celebrated all year round.
Note: Author of this article Joy Sigaud is Editor of Windrush Day Commemorative Magazine 2019 which was published in June this year.