Please note that due to insufficient funds we are unfortunately unable to take applications to the Fund at this time. We will update this page when the Fund re-opens. For more information please see this announcement.


The Migrant Destitution Fund provides monthly £80 cash grants to anyone in Greater Manchester who is destitute with no access to income or public funds. Those with children can receive an extra £50 per child.

  • Applicants must have no recourse to public funds

  • Must live within one of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester

  • Are destitute, in that they cannot meet their basic needs (eg. food or accommodation)

  • Have not received a grant in the previous 28 days

  • Couples who both have no recourse to public funds are both eligible to submit separate applications


Manchester Refugee Support Network

Mustard Tree

Nigeria Community Association

Rochdale Action with Destitute Asylum seekers and Refugees - RADAR

Rainbow Haven

Refugee Action

Support and Action for Women's Network - SAWN

Supporting Wigan Arrivals Project - SWAP

Women Asylum Seekers Together - WAST


  1. You cannot apply directly to the fund, you need to be referred by an organisation. The organisations below all provide wider support for migrants, If you're not already receiving support from one of them then we would strongly encourage you to contact a local organisation who can help with all your needs. (You can find their contact details on the map below - if you aren't near to any of these organisations we recommend contacting Mustard Tree or Rainbow Haven who work with people right across Greater Manchester).

  2. If you need to access the Fund then discuss it with the organisation you receive support from, they can then make an application to the fund for you.

  3. The application will be checked for eligibility and then reviewed by a panel. The Panel is made up of two people with lived experience of destitution, and two people who work with groups supporting destitute migrants.

  4. The panel meets twice a week so you should get a response within 4 working days.

  5. The funds will be paid to you directly by the referring agency.

Boaz Trust

Booth Centre

Caring and Sharing Rochdale

Eagle's Wing

Equal Education Chances

George House Trust

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit

Growing Together

Infinity Initiatives

Manchester City of Sanctuary

If you are part of a local community organisation that supports destitute migrants, then you can apply to be a partner.

To do so, contact