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Please see below the latest update on The Windrush Compensation Scheme and the Windrush Community Fund;

The Windrush Compensation Scheme

The Windrush Compensation Scheme has been reformed by the Home Secretary following feedback from Windrush victims and stakeholders so that those affected will now receive significantly more money, much more quickly.

We would be grateful if you could please publicise the changes to the scheme with communities in your area and encourage people to apply.

The changes:

  • Individuals affected by Windrush will now receive a minimum of £10,000 compensation through the Impact on Life category once their claim has been approved. This is forty times the minimum award currently available.
  • This will be paid as a new early preliminary payment as soon as someone applying on their own behalf or on behalf of a deceased relative can show any impact on their life under the terms of the Scheme. They won’t have to wait for their whole application to be assessed.

In addition, the Home Secretary has significantly increased payments at all levels within the Impact on Life category with the maximum available rising from £10,000 to £100,000 for eligible cases, with an option to go higher in exceptional circumstances.

These higher level awards will be made once the whole application has been assessed.  More details of the changes can be found here: http://bit.ly/3nGEkI4

Windrush Community Fund

The Home Office has also opened the £500,000 Windrush Community Fund for bids. Community and grassroot organisations can bid for up to £25,000, in two separate phases, to make sure all people affected by Windrush are aware of the support available through the Windrush Compensation Scheme and Windrush Scheme.

Details about the fund and how to apply can be found here: http://bit.ly/3qoGjCM

How you can support

Please find below supporting bilingual creative assets. Please use these when promoting via your own channels. Here are some suggested bilingual tweets to make this easier for you:

Windrush Compensation Scheme:
​​​​​English:

The Windrush Compensation Scheme has been overhauled by the @ukhomeoffice.

Individuals directly affected by #Windrush will now be considered for a minimum payment of £10,000 which will be fast tracked.

Find out more at:  http://bit.ly/3nGEkI4

Image asset available for download: here

Welsh:

Mae @ukhomeoffice wedi diwygio Cynllun Iawndal Windrush.

Bydd unigolion mae #Windrush wedi effeithio’n uniongyrchol arnyn nhw nawr yn cael eu hystyried am daliad o o leiaf £10,000 a fydd yn cael ei gyflymu.

Mwy o wybodaeth yn: http://bit.ly/3nGEkI4

Image asset available for download: here

Windrush Community Fund:

English:
Community and grassroots groups can apply to the £500,000 Windrush Community Fund which will help make sure everyone affected by #Windrush receives the support they deserve.

Apply for the Windrush Community fund now: http://bit.ly/3qoGjCM

Image asset available for download: here
Welsh:

Cronfa Gymunedol Windrush: Gall grwpiau cymunedol ac ar lawr gwlad wneud cais i Gronfa Gymunedol Windrush, gwerth £500,000, a fydd yn helpu i sicrhau bod pawb mae #Windrush wedi effeithio arnyn nhw yn cael y cymorth maen nhw’n eu haeddu.

Gwnewch gais i Gronfa Windrush nawr: http://bit.ly/3qoGjCM

Image asset available for download: here
To find out more about the support available to those affected by Windrush, to download bilingual partner packs and promotional materials, please click here.

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