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WF Refugee Appeal

Over £12,000 of funds were raised to support local groups.

Last updated: 17 November 2022

Next review: 17 February 2023

Waltham Forest Refugee Appeal – applications are now CLOSED.

In September 2021, the Council organised the Waltham Forest Refugee Appeal. This was a crowdfunder set up to harness the goodwill of residents whose circumstances allowed who wanted to make donations towards projects run by local organisations in support of new and existing refugees.

The Appeal formed part of the Council’s wider response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, which included welcoming new arrivals from Afghanistan.

Donations came from all manner of sources, including individuals, businesses and community groups.

Over £12,000 was raised in the community crowdfunder campaign and the Council received many applications for a share of the funds raised.

Following a competitive award process, the following funds were allocated to local organisations.

Organisation

Amount allocated

Support provided

Faizan-E-Islam Education and Cultural Trust

£2,500

English language lessons for refugee children.

Waltham Forest Migrant Action

£2,500

Enhanced legal support and winter hardship grants for refugees and migrants.

Stories & Supper

£2,000

Cultural workshops and a day out for refugees and asylum seekers focused on creativity and storytelling.

Rukhsana Khan Foundation

£1,500

Essential supplies including emergency food parcels.

PL84U AL-SUFFA

£1,500

Essential supplies including food and winter clothing.

MTC Learning and Thassit Lab CIC

£1,500

Specialist mental health support for refugee children.

Salvation Army Waltham Forest

£1,020

Essential furniture provision for refugees and asylum seekers.

If you have any questions about the crowdfunder please contact connectingcommunities@walthamforest.gov.uk