University of Wolverhampton secures £24,000 for Windrush legal and arts project

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University of Wolverhampton and Windrush Legal Advice Clinic (WLAC) will receive over £24,000 to raise awareness of the Windrush Schemes, the Home Secretary announced recently. 

The University is one of 13 organisations to receive funding through the £500,000 Windrush Community Fund which allows community and grassroots organisations to bid up to £25,000 to deliver projects to help raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme (documentation) and Windrush Compensation Scheme. 

The University project will raise awareness by giving voice, through art, design and media, to the narratives of successful Windrush compensation applicants. The project will give affected people the confidence to engage with government departments regarding claims. They will signpost and proactively promote avenues for support whilst allaying fears around access. 

University of Wolverhampton and the WLAC will raise awareness by staging local awareness events run in conjunction with the University’s Art and Law faculties.  

Maureen Mitchell Co-founder WLAC said: “We are delighted to have secured funding in partnership with University of Wolverhampton from the Windrush Community Fund.  

“We are keen to play our part and feel honoured to be able to raise much needed awareness so that we can help our community across the Black Country secure the compensation they need.” 

The University of Wolverhampton is one of a small number of Law Schools working with the Windrush Clinic and its own Wolverhampton Law School Legal Advice Service to offer free legal advice to those individuals affected by the Windrush Saga.  The grant will cover the Windrush Clinic and pay for artwork to be developed by the University of Wolverhampton School of Arts to promote the national campaign. 

 

Originally posted: University of Wolverhampton