There are lots of ways to get involved.  Check below for links (find more in National and Local listings).

To be put in touch with an Islamic centre or church near you which is involved in the refugee crisis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Offer to host in your home

Refuges at Home is a matching service for hosts around the UK who are willing to offer a room, without charge, to asylum seekers and refugees.

Become a 'philanthropic landlord' (Newcastle)

People who make houses they own available for refused asylum seekers to rent at a heavily discounted rate paid by the charity.

Make/sort donations and pack aid for Calais

CalAid needs help to sort donations and pack aid for Calais and other refugee camps across Europe and the Middle-East. 


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You can also volunteer with Help Refugees by sorting goods and food to be sent to Calais.


Below are a few more links to groups involved in welcoming refugees: (Dublin) (Cambridge) (Essex) (Durham) (Lancaster) (Glasgow)

Send a message that your community welcomes refugees and receive training to lobby your local MP about refugees

Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good with connections in London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Birmingham, Wales and Leeds.

Citizen UK calls on every British University to welcome refugees by opening their doors to people fleeing persecution.

Change the story

Tell a story that upholds those escaping injustice and war, and that celebrates those who offer a welcome in order to challenge their often negative portrayal in the media.

Provide emergency grants for asylum seekers facing immediate destitution (Edinburgh) 

Refugee Survival Trust

Help raise funds for Oxford University scholarships for refugees whose education has been disrupted by conflict or natural disaster.

Become a foster carer for refugee children

The Fostering Network


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