Apply For Funds
The UK Chagos Support Association supports the Chagossian community in their struggle for justice.
The UK Chagos Support Association distributes money we raise to help individual Chagossians and groups. We have provided money to help repair homes, run events and organise sports teams.
If you are a Chagossian who wants to apply for funds (or if you want to apply for funds on behalf of a Chagossian/Chagossians), please fill in the form below and read the below conditions.
You need to state exactly how much money you want and exactly what for. We will then consider your application and get back to you as soon as possible. Be as clear and detailed as you can about how you want to spend the money – we can’t give funds out unless we can see exactly what it will be used for and what will be achieved.
For any funding we give, we will need receipts to show the money was spent for the purpose mentioned in the original application.
The current maximum amount you can apply for is £200 unless circumstances are exceptional. If you want to apply for more than this please set out very clearly why it is necessary.
Only one application per household will be considered at any time.
If you would prefer not to use the form below, you may also send your application in via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be considered by the UK Chagos Support Association committee, a collection of six volunteers. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible but as we have no paid staff it may take a week or more for us to respond.
We are not the Government, nor associated with the government in any way. The £40 million Support Package the Government has pledged is nothing to do with us and we receive no funding from the UK government - all our funds come from individuals who want to support the Chagossian community. But if you want to contact the Foreign Office to find out more about the Support Package, we are willing to help any Chagossian do so.