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 2019:


Action for Refugees in Lewisham

African Refugee Community


Article 1 Charitable Trust

Barnet Refugee Service

Black Women's Rape Action Project

C4WS Homeless Project

Children's Society

Croydon Refugee Day Centre

Freedom from Torture

Hackney Migrant Centre

Happy Baby Community

Haringey Migrant Support Centre

Housing Justice

Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants

Jesuit Refugee Service

Jewish Council for Racial Equality

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network

London Catholic Worker - Refugee Shelter

London Jesus Centre

Migrant Voice

Migrants Organise

New N.London Synagogue Dest Asylum Seekers Drop-In

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Praxis Community Projects

Refugee Council

Room to Heal


St James' Church, Piccadilly

Sufra NW London

West London Welcome



Our income and grants


In 2019 the Fund received (unaudited figures) £29,436 in donations – an increase of approaching £5,000 on 2018. With Gift Aid, interest and the sale of Christmas cards, our total income was £34,385.


We made grants of £33,850 (up by a little less than £3,000 on 2018) and incurred £490 in printing and other costs.  This left us with a surplus of £45 on the year.


In 2019 we helped 31 different organisations listed on the right, five of which were first-time applicants, with grants of up to £700, limited by the funds we had available. 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: