CharityDetail

UN SDGs
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Reduced Inequalities
Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
What it does
    The provision of legal advice and representation to people seeking asylum in the UK, lobbying and campaigning with the aim of achieving a fairer asylum process in the UK and advancing public and understanding of the position of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK.
Who works here
  • 12 employees and 10 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • People Of A Particular Ethnic Or Racial Origin
  • Other Defined Groups
Sector(s) covered
  • Education/training
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales
How it's governed
  • UK Charity, number: 328729
  • First registered on 24/07/1990
Financial Data
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus Assets Months
Reserves
Filed on Employees Volunteers
30/06/2016 £1,215,279 £998,696 £216,583 £397,313 5 13/10/2017 12 10
31/03/2015 £1,010,428 £888,675 £121,753 £180,730 2 26/01/2016 13 10
31/03/2014 £723,656 £1,067,981 -£344,325 £58,977 1 06/01/2015 17 1
31/03/2013 £1,156,316 £1,054,604 £101,712 £403,302 5 14/01/2014 17 0
31/03/2012 £1,124,700 £1,047,838 £76,862 £301,590 3 05/10/2012 17 0
31/03/2011 £999,704 £1,010,402 -£10,698 £224,728 3 25/01/2012 17 0
31/03/2010 £764,624 £810,265 -£45,641 £235,244 3 10/02/2011 16 4
31/03/2009 £708,308 £735,542 -£27,234 £278,750 4 28/10/2009 16 5
31/03/2008 £668,342 £663,952 £4,390 £305,984 5 07/10/2008 15 4
31/03/2007 £576,753 £637,418 -£60,665 £301,594 6 30/07/2007 16 5
Donations received

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 7 grant making charities totalling £489,382

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£10,000
30/06/2016
National Lottery The group will use the funding to set up an outreach service advising asylum seekers about the entitlement for children to register as British citizens. This will enable beneficiaries to access information about services and opportunities which improve their chances in life.
£15,000
31/03/2016
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards legal advice and representation
£60,000
29/02/2016
Paul Hamlyn Foundation This application is for the incubation of the Project for the Registration of Children as British Children (PRCBC) which is being hosted by Asylum Aid. PRCBC want to explore whether policy change relating to the registration of undocumented young people as British citizens can be secured by filtering out test cases which can be used in strategic litigation proceedings. A focus on strategic litigation has the potential to set precedent for other undocumented young people to register as citizens by remedying unlawful and poor practice. In addition, Asylum Aid will test whether hosting projects in early stages, can allow them to incubate and grow steadily before being established as independent entities.
£50,000
11/07/2015
Barrow Cadbury To change Government policies to be more sensitive to the needs of vulnerable asylum seekers.
£59,382
10/06/2015
Lloyds Bank Foundation Asylum Aid is a legal advice and campaigning organisation supporting and representing asylum seekers with complex cases. It is seeking funding towards the salary of its solicitor specialising in trafficking cases
£15,000
31/03/2015
AB Charitable Trust £15,000 towards Asylum Aid's legal services
£90,000
31/08/2014
City Bridge Trust £90,000 over three years (£30,000, £30,000, £30,000) towards the salary of a legal advisor and associated costs.
£180,000
31/05/2014
Esmee Fairbairn Towards core costs to provide high-quality legal representation to the most vulnerable and excluded asylum seekers, to improve legal access and to reduce gender discrimination in the asylum system.
£10,000
31/12/2013
AB Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
Governance
Trustees (3)
  • Richard Priestman
  • Sile Reynolds
  • Vebi Kosumi

Objectives

THE ASSOCIATION IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE UK OR THOSE ALREADY GRANTED REFUGEE STATUS BY UK IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES, AND THE DEPENDANTS OF SUCH ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES: (A) TO RELIEVE THEIR CONDITIONS OF NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS (INCLUDING BY PROVIDING THEM WITH LEGAL ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION) (B) TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH (C) TO ADVANCE THEIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING SO AS TO ADVANCE THEM IN LIFE AND ASSIST IN THEIR REHABILITATION WITHIN A NEW COMMUNITY (D) TO ADVANCE PUBLIC EDUCATION ABOUT THE POSITION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES AND THE SITUATIONS WHICH GIVE RISE TO REFUGEE MOVEMENTS