Why us?

Multiple conflicts around the world, the current political climate and a broken, hostile asylum system mean that the problems asylum seekers and refugees are facing are more intense than ever before.

We work with refugees and asylum seekers at all stages of their journey once they have arrived in the UK.  Last year we helped more than 3500 people from 72 countries, providing information, advice, support and signposting for asylum seekers, as well as practical help for those who are destitute. This included integration support once they had been granted refugee status, including ESOL classes, benefits advice, and help preparing for the job market and housing.

We are extremely grateful for the support of over 170 volunteers, many of whom have lived experience of forced migration,  but running an organisation with over 40 staff across more than a dozen different services is a challenge that requires continuing effort in fundraising, especially elements of our work not covered by contracts or grants.

Please help us to help some of the most marginalise and vilified members of our community and show them a warm welcome to Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. We make sure every donation, no matter how small, goes a very long way and our service users benefit from it directly. Any amount is more than welcome, either as a one-off donation or a monthly contribution.

Thank you.


Find out how far your donation goes


provides enough staples to last for a week.


is the daily budget for our Café, serving free hot meals to refugees


is one care package for rough sleepers, which includes a rucksack, a sleeping bag, and a rolling mat.

Want to help us raise vital funds for refugees and asylum seekers in Nottinghamshire? You can just by shopping via Give as you Live Online!

When you shop at over 6,000 top stores including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Marks & Spencer via Give as you Live Online, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend into funds for us!

Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. Easy to set up and makes a huge difference!

Business purchases

Do you make regular purchases for a company? You can help generate donations when you buy printer ink, book train tickets and hotel rooms, or order any other workplace essentials

You can sign up, select us as your chosen charity and we will receive extra donations.


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Read the full highlights in our 
annual report

Check out our latest Annual Report.

Read the 21/22 report