CharityDetail

What it does
    We provide reception, advice and information to refugees and asylum seekers and other displaced people; promote the development of refugee communities as distinctive parts of wider British communities; improve access to employment and mainstream services, and enhance opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers; raise awareness of refugee issues, influence policy, and campaign for refugee rights.
Who works here
  • 112 employees and 275 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Other Defined Groups
Sector(s) covered
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Economic/community Development/employment
Where it operates
  • Throughout England
UN SDGs:
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Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/03/2018 £6,499,000 £6,753,000 -£254,000 7 112 275 23/01/2019
31/03/2017 £5,152,000 £5,625,000 -£473,000 £4,463,000 9 79 275 30/01/2018
31/03/2016 £10,544,000 £10,489,000 £55,000 £4,936,000 5 118 275 30/01/2017
31/03/2015 £12,370,000 £12,658,000 -£288,000 £4,881,000 4 158 141 26/01/2016
31/03/2014 £20,240,000 £20,321,000 -£81,000 £5,169,000 2 281 250 21/01/2015
31/03/2013 £17,655,000 £17,608,000 £47,000 £5,250,000 3 266 200 10/01/2014
31/03/2012 £16,455,000 £16,232,000 £223,000 £5,203,000 3 288 0 30/01/2013
31/03/2011 £9,507,000 £8,632,000 £875,000 £4,980,000 6 252 200 26/01/2012
31/03/2010 £9,752,000 £9,262,000 £490,000 £4,105,000 4 258 127 26/01/2011
31/03/2009 £7,758,000 £8,196,000 -£438,000 £3,615,000 5 234 200 14/01/2010
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 9 grant making charities totalling £2,982,300

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£140,000
05/06/2019
Trust for London The funding is for empowering people seeking asylum and refugees to play a leading role in the design and implementation of the UK’s most successful ever asylum campaign, securing changes to national policies and the asylum system so that it is fair, effective and treats people seeking asylum with humanity.
£30,000
31/12/2018
AB Charitable Trust A restricted grant of £30,000 towards the Frontline Immigration Advice Project. This grant is renewable, subject to Trustee review at the end of each year, and the Trustees have indicated that the total time frame could be 3 years (£30,000 per annum)
£15,000
30/11/2018
Joseph Rowntree Foundation Lift the Ban
£300,000
31/10/2018
Esmee Fairbairn Towards systemic change and improvements for people seeking asylum by strengthening local organisations, sharing innovations and securing changes in government policy.
£885,891
26/03/2018
National Lottery Heritage Fund The project aims to establish a partnership that could signal a new way of working in the asylum and refugee support sector. This will enable organisations to collaborate, design and implement early action approaches that improve the lives of people seeking asylum.
£378,125
14/02/2018
National Lottery Heritage Fund Through advice, advocacy and support, this project aims to address asylum seekers’ essential support needs, whilst enabling access to legal advice, casework and representation to secure Home Office or Local Authority support. This will help to improve their wellbeing and quality of life by supporting them to find accommodation, preventing homelessness.
£56,596
31/01/2018
Esmee Fairbairn Towards development of a digital training platform for the Frontline Immigration Advice Project
£150,000
30/06/2017
Barrow Cadbury To create a national movement of people, partners and parliamentarians across the political spectrum supporting RA's call for a fair and effective asylum system.
£32,026
31/05/2017
Esmee Fairbairn Towards the development of a digital solution to improve advice support for refugees and asylum seekers.
£379,662
31/12/2016
National Lottery Heritage Fund This is a continuation of a project which aims to help address the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants as they go through the process of seeking sanctuary in the UK. The project will deliver weekly well-being sessions supported with the introduction of migrant-specialist counselling, psychotherapy and group work.
£50,000
31/12/2016
Barrow Cadbury To support the Asylum Justice project
£165,000
31/12/2016
City Bridge Trust £165,000 over three years (£54,900; £54,700; £55,400) towards the costs of 4 days per week Project Co-ordinator; 1 day per week Deputy Manager; volunteer costs for 10 volunteers; and associated running costs.
£150,000
30/06/2016
Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Frontline Immigration Advice Project will offer a tailored capacity development programme for frontline destitution support organisations enabling them to provide OISC advice. This will grow the number of organisations outside London providing general immigration legal advice, enabling specialists operating at Level 2 & 3 to work more effectively. The project will build on work RA has been operating since December 2015 and will address the fragmentation of immigration advice provision. It will link immigration advice providers and refugee and migrant support organisations, to facilitate cross sector collaboration through improved signposting, referral pathways and immigration advice skill development.
£20,000
31/01/2016
Esmee Fairbairn Towards the revenue costs of service provision to support refugees and asylum seekers in North West England.
£30,000
01/09/2015
Barrow Cadbury To help asylum seekers in Birmingham to find sustainable routes out of destitution.
£50,000
31/08/2015
Comic Relief Asylum Crisis Project
£150,000
30/06/2015
Esmee Fairbairn Towards core costs to trial innovative approaches to achieving asylum justice.
Governance
Trustees (10)
Main office

REFUGEE ACTION
11 BELGRAVE ROAD
LONDON
SW1V1RB

Legal constitution
  • UK Charity, number: 283660
  • First registered on 10/12/1981
Objectives

THE RELIEF OF PERSONS WHO HAVE BECOME DISPLACED PERSONS OR REFUGEES FROM THE COUNTRIES OF THEIR ORIGIN OR DOMICILE BY REASON OF HOSTILITIES, PERSECUTION, OPPRESSION, DISCRIMINATION, NATURAL DISASTERS OR OTHER LIKE CAUSES, AND THEIR FAMILIES AND DEPENDANTS WHO ARE IN CONDITIONS OF NEED, HARDSHIP AND DISTRESS.