London Churches Refugee Fund

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The London Churches Refugee Fund raises money to give small grants to organisations assisting destitute refugees and asylum-seekers.


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We supported these organisations in 2018:


Action for Refugees in Lewisham

African Refugee Community


Article 1 Charitable Trust

Barnet Refugee Service

Black Women's Rape Action Project

Children's Society

Croydon Refugee Day Centre

Freedom from Torture

Hackney Migrant Centre

Housing Justice

Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants

Jesuit Refugee Service

Just for Kids Law


Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

London Catholic Worker

London Jesus Centre

Migrants Organise

New North London Synagogue

Notre Dame Refugee Centre


Refugee Action Kingston

Refugee Council

Room to Heal

South London Refugee Association

Southwark Day Centre

Streatham Drop-In Centre

Sufra NW London


Our income and grants


In 2018 the Fund received £24,878 in donations – a drop of over £4,000 from 2017, attributable to lower donations from churches and organisations. With Gift Aid and interest, our total income was £28,783.


We made grants of £31,182 (down £2,498), reducing our balance carried forward by £2,746.


In 2018 we helped 29 different organisations (three of which were first-time applicants) with grants of up to £850 in the spring and £800 in the autumn. Food parcels, toiletries, hygiene packs, travel cards and help with ESOL classes remain the most usual requests.


In the rare cases when we reject an application it is normally because it is not felt to contribute directly to the relief of destitution among refugees and asylum seekers in London.



If you are an organisation seeking support, you will need to apply on our form by the twice-yearly deadline.  All the information you need is on the "Grant Forms" tab: