Migrant Destitution Fund forced to temporarily pause
After distributing 1,000 grants in the last 15 months, the Migrant Destitution Fund has had to pause while we raise more funds and is not currently taking applications.
We have had to make this difficult decision due to insufficient funding but have set ourselves a target to raise at least £10,000 in the next two months so we can be available to those who need us. We exist for those with nowhere else to turn, so the impact of the grants not being available will be severe for those we usually support, leaving them without this critical lifeline.
On hearing the news, one of our partners, Equal Education Chances said:
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If you are a migrant experiencing destitution or working with someone who is, please contact one of our referring partners to find out about other support available. You can find details of our partners here.
"It's quite devastating news to us and our service users. Pausing the Migrant Destitution Funds means:
- Contributions to rent paused
- Food and household essential paused
- Saving up for legal representative paused
- School dinner money paused
- Council tax repayment paused
- Gas and electricity top-up paused
- Family weekend treats paused
Pausing the fund will affect mental health, wellbeing and livelihoods. Help us to help those desperately in need".
How can you help?
You can support our campaign to re-open the Fund and #SaveTheLifeline!
We're setting ourselves a fundraising target of £10,000 in order to re-open the Fund. This will provide us with a solid base to support people from so we're not running the risk of having to immediately close the Fund again.
Could you be one of the people to help the Fund to re-open and stay open? Or maybe the company you work for or a group you belong to are looking for a local charity to support? Help us continue to offer dignity, choice, and justice to people like Ruvimbo or Kamrul and donate today. Click the link below to go to our campaign fundraising page now.