Citizens Rights Project awarded £10,000 to raise awareness on the Windrush Scheme across Scotland

We are delighted to announced that our project is one of the 13 organisations to receive funding through the Windrush Community Fund.

Citizens Rights Project aims to reach 20,000 people through regional publicity and a series of seminars, online and offline, about Windrush with the help of our dedicated staff and 56 multilingual volunteers.. We will aim to reach all those who may benefit from the Windrush documentation and compensation schemes, in order to restore justice and a sense of belonging to the community. Citizens’ Rights Project will work with local migrant-led organisations and volunteers for six months to raise awareness about the schemes and communities involved.

Dorota Peszkowska, a director of the Citizens’ Rights Project, said: “We are delighted to have secured funding from the Windrush Community Fund. We are keen to play our part to help those in our communities in Scotland to get the help they need. “It’s so important that everyone eligible for compensation is able to get it, as it could make a big difference to their lives.

The project is aimed to start in April. We will be posting information about the activities in due course.

For more information, visit the press release published by the Home Office here.