Welcome Fund

Grants to relieve hardship and support refugees and/or asylum seekers living in Cumbria.

Background
In response to growing need, Cumbria Community Foundation is currently promoting donations to the Welcome Fund which supports all refugees and asylum seekers living in Cumbria. The Fund will open for applications after 26 April 2022.

Donor
Public donations and community fundraising events

Who can apply?
• individuals or families who are refugees and/or asylum seekers**

**To apply, individuals and families must be supported by a recognised professional, e.g., caseworker, faith leader, support worker, representative of support organisation, host family, etc.

• organisations seeking to provide services for refugees and/or asylum seekers which will lead to a reduction in social isolation and/or increase integration into local communities

Examples of activities the Fund may support:
• items or support in the relief of hardship that are not covered by Home Office funds and other Government support
• initiatives that help to support resettlement
• initiatives that promote community integration/cohesion and reduce social isolation

How much can you apply for?
• Hardship grants for individuals or families will initially be up to £500 dependent upon available funds and identified need.

• Grants for organisations will be awarded dependent upon available funds and identified need.

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.

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

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