WindRush

TAP Project have been funded by Voice4change to raise awareness about the Windrush Compensation Scheme. We’ll do this by creating an animation short series and hosting some community consultations. If you think you may be eligible for compensation please reach out to either of the organisations below for assistance in your application.

About Windrush Scheme

The Windrush Scheme was launched in May 2018 to help people who were not able to prove their right to live and work in the UK, to get a document to prove their lawful status. Members of the Windrush generation can apply free of charge for documentation confirming their lawful status, including British citizenship if eligible, under the Windrush Scheme.

About Windrush Compensation Scheme

The Windrush Compensation Scheme was launched in April 2019. It ensures that members of the Windrush generation and their families are properly compensated for the losses and impacts they have suffered as a result of not being able to demonstrate their lawful status.

On December 14th 2020, the minimum award was raised from £250 to £10,000 for anyone who can show an impact on their life under the terms of the scheme. The maximum award an individual can receive for an impact on their life was also raised from £10,000 to £100,000 (with options for even higher awards in exceptional circumstances).

About Windrush Cross-Government Working Group

The Windrush Cross-Government Working Group was founded in June 2020 and brings together community organisations with government representatives to support the delivery of practical solutions to address challenges affecting the Windrush generation and their families.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • Provide strategic input into the Home Office’s response to the Wendy Williams Lessons Learned Review

  • Support the design and delivery of practical solutions to address the wider challenges that disproportionately affect people from Black and wider BAME backgrounds – this will include programmes on education, work and health.
  • Advise on the design and delivery of the Windrush Schemes Community Fund

About Voice4Change England

Voice4change England is a national advocate for the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector (BME VCS). As the only national membership organisation dedicated to the BME VCS, the charity and infrastructure support body speaks up to policymakers on the issues that matter to the sector, brings the sector together to share good practice and develops the sector to better meet the needs of disadvantaged communities. Its members are from the BAME community organisations and charities, with interests ranging from criminal justice to migrant rights. For more information, visit.