Funding for Community Hubs in the UK that Support Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Small grants for not-for-profit community hubs that serve asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the UK.

The charity Migrant Help is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit organisations across the UK that need a small grant to start a new community hub, or expand an existing hub, in order to support asylum seekers, refugees and survivors of modern-day slavery in the UK.

Two grants are available:

  • Small bridging grants of up to £2,000
    • To help with things like short-term running costs whilst seeking further funding or to provide essential needs that cannot be met elsewhere. This may include essentials like covering unexpected increases in bills / venue hire, activity costs, material items or for costs of training and advertising.
  • Sustainability and start up grants of up to £5,000
    • To help start a new hub in an area of high need or to invest in an existing hub, creating sustainability, such as equipment, training for staff and volunteers, support in advertising opportunities or identifying partners, hosting launch days and community events etc.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Registered organisations managing existing hubs.
  • Constituted groups.
  • Charities.
  • Faith groups.
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs).
  • Not for profit organisations.
  • Partnerships of not-for-profit organisations.

Priority will be given to individuals and organisations who have not previously received funding from Migrant Help.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be assessed on a bi-monthly basis with deadlines to submit applications for each round.

There are four more opportunities to apply for funding before 31 January 2024.

The next deadline for applications is 31 July with a decision by 31 August 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)