Today, the UNHCR estimates that there are close to 80 million people displaced across the world due to war, persecution and conflict. Among them are close to 26 million refugees, with half of them being under 18 years of age.
We believe the church is uniquely positioned to support and welcome refugees and asylum seekers in our community and beyond. Through our Refugee Response projects and initiatives, we want to help refugees within our communities by setting up home and life in the UK.
Through the Community Sponsorship Programme of the Home Office we have the amazing opportunity to resettle refugee families in our cities.
We support them with finding housing, setting up their home, and find their feet as they build their new lives in the UK. So far we have resettled 3 families and hope to change the future for at least another 10 families.
Through our Football United programme dozens of young refugees and asylum seekers find a place where they can forget about their challenges, engage in sports, make friends and build their confidence and skills.
Currently running in 4 locations across London and Surrey, Football United provides a place where young refugees and asylum seekers who are new to the UK find a community that is safe, inclusive and supporting.
Our life changing projects are dependent on your generous contributions. Consider setting up a regular donation or standing order.
Do you have a property that could be used for a refugee family? Or do you have space in your home and heart to foster a young refugee?
Support refugees in your location by giving your time and skills. Help with running a project, interpretation or welcoming
Our Global Response
We are supporting refugees outside of the UK through our valued partners Preemptive Love and World Vision