A consortium of Funders have come together and pooled resources to create the New Beginnings Fund to support refugees and their communities. The fund is responding to the recent dramatic increase in refugees and asylums seekers moving across Europe which is placing incredible strain on the network of community based support available within the UK.
UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has been appointed to manage and deliver the fund, via their network of local community foundations. The fund will capitalise on their extensive experience of managing UK wide programmes and the on the ground experience and expertise of local community foundations.
The fund will support local groups working to welcome refugees and asylum seekers into their local communities, through existing or new services. The fund is particularly interested in groups who are working to get their local communities involved in volunteering and supporting their work to promote integration and welcome new arrivals.