Funder collaborations supporting services for migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum in the UK, as well as research and advocacy on migration issues.


London Refugee Response

Emerging collaboration to co-ordinate work to support London’s refugees, in light of the crisis facing our Afghan communities

London Funders have been working with their members and other organisations to see how best they can support London’s Afghan communities.

London has always been home to a significant proportion of the country’s Afghan population. Of the 250,000 people in the UK of Afghan origin, 60% live in Greater London. London is set to welcome even more refugees in the coming months.

Justice Together Initiative

Building a community of people and organisations with diverse backgrounds, strengths, and experience, to transform access to justice in the UK immigration system

Justice Together is a funder collaboration launched in 2020 with a decade-long vision to ensure that people who use the UK immigration system can access justice fairly and equally.

It aims to build a collaborative partnership that will combine lived and learned experience, frontline evidence and influencing to work towards achieving the following outcomes: 

Migration Exchange (MEx)

Migration Exchange is an informal network of independent funders. They aim to improve the lives of people who migrate, and receiving communities in the UK, by informing public debate on migration and supporting welcoming communities.

It achieves this through commissioning research to inform funders and key partners to act on shared concerns; supporting coordination and building capacity in the sector, and aligning grants to enable activity to take place at scale or increase the potential for success.

Resources and insights

Migration resources

Afghan Refugee Support in the North East

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 08:25

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Issue area

Not an area we have specifically looked into but we are interested to understand the strain that the influx of refugees from Afghanistan will put on current charities. Which charities are supporting those migrants and how. How we could support those charities.

What we're looking for

Fact finding mission right now. May look to support some charities that other funders are already supporting. Hoping to understand which proven charities in the North East have the strong framework in place to provide support. Has any other funder looked into this specific area and especially the reaction to the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan. Any research and figures of additional refugees to the North East as well as the ongoing migration figures.

If you would like to know more, please email ACF via policy@acf.org.uk, using the subject line: Afghan Refugee Support in the North East.