African Caribbean Leadership Company Limited

Custodian of the Future

The African Caribbean Leadership Company (ACLCLimited, was originally founded in June 1975 by members of the Windrush Generation and has since then operated to service the needs of the African Caribbean community in the London Borough of Haringey and its surrounding areas.

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The Cultural Centre is
currently closed

but, ACLC is still open
and here to support you!


Our beloved Cultural Centre which has been providing culturally sensitive services and activities for the African Caribbean Community in Hornsey for over 30 years – NEEDS YOUR HELP! 

 The iconic building founded by pioneering community leaders from the Windrush Generation, and which has also played host to many high-profile events is in a state of disrepair and needs refurbishing.  

We are raising funds for the repairs, so we can re-open the centre with renewed vigour, and new initiatives aimed at revitalising our community. 

To support our campaign please click here

Sharing is Caring
Every Thursday 2pm - 4pm

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded ACLC £10,000 for their project.  The ‘Sharing is Caring’ Senior Citizens Project will include chair-based exercises, monthly quizzes, and opportunities for seniors to share their ancestral stories and cultural activities.  Read more here.

One to One Support to complete Windrush Application Form

Action for Race Equality is sponsoring ACLC to provide One to One Support to help members in the community complete their application form to claim for Windrush Compensation. We are providing support throughout 2024.   Read more here

This opportunity is open to all those eligible to claim under the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

To find out if you are eligible please read our page on Application and Guidance here, where you will also find links to the forms. 

If after reading the Guidance you are still unsure and would like support, or if you have further questions please contact us by completing our short questionnaire here.  A member of the ACLC team will contact you to discuss your case, and next steps.


Portraits of a Generation

Our Trustee, Jessie Stephens, was one of ten privileged senior citizens selected to have their portraits painted to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Windrush to Tilbury Docks, East London in 1948.  The Portraits were commissioned last year by His Majesty King Charles III.  TO READ MORE… select News in the menu above.

Artist Sahara Longe, alongside her portrait of Jessie Stephens

His Majesty King Charles III greets Jessie at reception in honour of the ten portraits he commissioned last year, marking the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of  HMT Empire Windrush from the Caribbean to Britain in 1948.

Front Row: King Charles III, Queen Camilla sits among the ten selected Windrush pioneers who had their portraits taken.  Behind them proudly stands the artists.

Together we are Stronger!

Windrush Generation 76:

We salute those pioneering leaders in our community who had much to overcome and paved the way for us and future generations.

Opening of the West Indian Cultural Centre in 1987


The ACLC stands in support of #BLACKLIVESMATTER protests across the globe.
We will unite our community to strengthen our position and our voice.
We will connect with the Diaspora.
We will strategize in order to build economic strength in the Diaspora, Africa and the Caribbean.
Stand with us in solidarity.

Visit our events page here

Our Committees

Social, Wellbeing and Advocacy


Young People and Education


Senior Citizens

Commercial and Economic Development