Dawn urges Brent Community Groups to apply for the Windrush Justice Fund

Dawn with Mary Lewis at Windrush Hall Plaque Unveiling in Harlesden Methodist Church

Dawn has appealed to local Brent community groups to apply for small grants and support designed to work with those affected by the Windrush Scandal.  Applications for funding from a pot of £20,000, supported by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, are now open and will close in just a few days, Sunday 30th June. More details are available on the dedicated website.  It follows on from a weekend of celebrations, held across the country, marking the 71st anniversary of the arrival of the SS Windrush which brought the arrival of hundreds of Caribbean passengers to Britain to support post war revival efforts.  The festivities paid tribute to the vast contributions of the Windrush generation and Ms Butler attended and spoke at plaque unveiling at Harlesden Methodist Church and joined in with celebrations at The Hub in Stonebridge and Brent Civic Centre.  Additionally, this week Ms Butler wrote to the outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May to use her final few weeks in power to resolve any outstanding Windrush cases. When the scandal first broke the Government stated that cases would take only two weeks to resolve, yet over a year later many cases are still ongoing.  Dawn said: 

“I urge Brent community groups to get involved and apply for a grant which is so desperately needed here in Brent. I know from the number of people who attended my public Windrush meeting and from residents who come to see me at my weekly surgery just how badly affected they have been due to this Government’s hostile environment policies.  “That is why I called on the Prime Minister to undo the burning injustices which were fuelled under her time in Government by committing to resolve all outstanding cases in her final few weeks in office.”

 For more information and the application visit the website here 

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