Grants from the Community Engagement Fund

Members may wish to take advantage of the following, as received from Croydon Council

Please see details below, for the Communities Engagement Fund (Windrush) – I have blind copied our database of local partners/organisations that may wish to apply.

On the 2nd August, the Home Office has launched the Community Engagement Fund (CEF), a £150,000 fund to support grassroots and community groups. The purpose of the fund is to:

·         raise awareness of, and address any misinformation about, the Windrush Compensation Scheme and Windrush Scheme·         build on the insights and learning taken from the existing work on Windrush to understand why individuals are not applying for the Windrush Compensation Scheme and the Windrush Scheme·         how to encourage eligible individuals to apply to the schemes mentioned above

To apply, organisations will need to register an interest in the fund using the ‘Find a grant’ portal or by email to:

The closing date to submit an application is 4:00pm on 30 August. Information sessions will be held for community and grassroots organisations who are interested to learn more about the fund and how to submit an application. The sessions will be held from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on 8 August and from 11:00am to 12:30pm on 10 August. Organisations interested in joining a session should email: