Author: Patrick Allen

  • Education and Training opportunities for Chagossians newly arrived in the UK

    Letter from FCDO/BIOT received 14th March 2024 below OFFICIAL Dear all, The UK Government has changed its rules on financial support for higher and further education for students studying in England. The changes will benefit Chagossians. Chagossians with British citizenship moving to England will now be entitled to a range of support on arrival, including: Prior to……

  • “Meet the Chagossians” at Brighton Museum Sat 23rd March 2.00pm

    Members of Chagossian Voices will be telling the story of the Chagossians and sharing their experiences, culture and hopes for the future at Brighton Museum on Saturday 23rd March between 2.00 and 4.00pm. Click here for more information You can also read a blog post by Frankie Bontemps about the Chagossian story and its connection……

  • Apprenticeship event: Crawley College 6th Feb 2024

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  • UK Parliament Sub-Committee issues call for evidence on BIOT

    The UK Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee’s Sub-Committee on Overseas Territories issues a call for evidence on the UK Government’s engagement regarding the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). This call for evidence will help inform the Sub-Committee’s first public evidence session, which will focus on BIOT. The Sub-Committee would also like to hear evidence on the……

  • Sussex Community Foundation

    Do you have an idea for a Chagossian community project in Crawley or Sussex? Sussex Community Foundation provides funding for local projects in Sussex addressing poverty, community cohesion, wellbeing, health and the environment. It has a special fund to support Chagossian community groups and projects in Crawley and Sussex.  Read more The Chagossian Fund