Welcome Fund

Grants to address hardship for asylum seekers and/or refugees placed in Cumbria.

Public donations

Who can apply?
• individuals who are asylum seekers and/or refugees
• a recognised professional, e.g., caseworker, church or mosque leader, support worker, etc., acting on the behalf of an individual asylum seeker and/or refugee
• organisations seeking to provide services for asylum seekers and/or refugees which will lead to a reduction in social isolation and increase integration into local communities

Examples of activities the Fund would like to support:
• items or support in the relief of hardship that is not covered by the Home Office Funds
• initiatives to promote community integration and cohesion

How much can you apply for?
Grants for individuals will be between £100 – £1000 initially, dependent upon available funds and identified need.

Grants for organisations will be awarded as funding allows.

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Sarah Thompson on 01900 825760 or email sarah@cumbriafoundation.org

If you would like to donate to this fund, please click here or call 01900 825760.

If you are wanting to offer in-kind support or donations of clothes, furniture etc, please contact Penrith & Eden Refugee Network.

You can also register offers of help via Cumbria County Council.