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  • 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

  • £40 million support package

    £40 million support package. Our proposal. Chagossian Voices has been lobbying the FCDO for two years  to ensure that the £40 million support package announced in 2016 is spent in the best interests of all Chagossians. Here is our latest proposal sent to the FCDO in June 2016: Chagossian Voices Proposal for the £40 million……

  • UK Citizenship Route for Chagossians

    You can apply to become a British citizen and a British Overseas Territories citizen (BOTC) through this route if you are: If you are an adult (over the age of 18), you will have 5 years from 23 November to apply. If you are a child (under the age of 18), you will have until……

  • Nationality and Borders Act

    Nationality and Borders Act

    Nationality and Borders Act: UK Citizenship for Chagossians explained Summary The Chagossian amendment to the Nationality and Borders Act will provide a pathway to British Overseas Territories Citizenship and British Citizenship for all people of Chagossian Descent. The application process will start towards the end of 2022. What you will need: Proof of Your Chagossian……

  • Becoming a Charity 2022-3

    Becoming a Charity 2022-3

    Chagossian Voices aims to become a registered Charity during 2022/3 and will need to expand its participating team as well as engage trustees. We would love to hear from you if you’d like to be involved.