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Community groups in Gloucester who are passionate about the Windrush generation and keen to keep its heritage alive have been awarded funding to deliver projects.

The groups joined forces with Community Wellbeing Officers from Gloucester City Council to apply for Windrush Day Funding from The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and were successful in securing £15,000.

Black Elders Day Centre, Tredworth High Street Party, Global Arts, The Melting Pot, All Nations Community Centre and Diverse-City will be allocated the funds to hold activities that educate, celebrate and commemorate the Windrush generation and the positive impact they have made to our city.

Councillor Jennie Watkins, cabinet member for communities & neighbourhoods, said: “I am delighted we have been able to support our communities to secure this funding which will help bring people together to celebrate the Windrush generation.

“It’s great that through these funds people in the city will be able to learn more and come together on such an amazing and important part of our heritage.”

Look out for more information on all of the Windrush activities and events that will be taking place throughout 2019 in Gloucester soon.

The funds allocated were as follows:

  • Black Elders Day Centre – £1,740
  • All Nations Community Centre in partnership with All Nations UK – £5,000 (two separate projects of £2,500)
  • The Melting Pot – £750
  • Tredworth High Street Party – £1,000
  • Global Arts – £3,000
  • Diverse-City – £3,500
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