NEWS: Respond and Adapt Programme (RAP)
A programme of learning and targeted grants in support of the UK migration and refugee sector.
Migration Exchange, Refugee Action, NACCOM
Title: Stories of resilience and good practice during the C-19 pandemic
Term: March – September 2021
Available budget: £10,000 inclusive of all VAT and expenses.
Deadline to submit expression of Interest: 19 February 2021
For more information please see Tendering Info Pack
Grants announced to 130 refugee and migration organisations to respond and adapt to Covid-19
We are pleased to announce the list of organisations who have been awarded grants as part of the Respond and Adapt Programme (RAP).
RAP is a programme of learning and targeted grants in support of the UK migration and refugee sector. It is a collaboration between Refugee Action, NACCOM and Migration Exchange, providing targeted support to frontline organisations to help them to respond and adapt to the needs of people in the immigration system during COVID-19, and work together to build a foundation for long-term recovery.
A total of £2,137,000 has been granted to 130 organisations across the UK. Grants are for 12 months and range from £10,000 to £45,000 towards meeting immediate needs and adapting services to Covid-19.
The grants programme was invite-only to ensure a spread of organisations across the UK, working with people in different parts of the immigration system. The allocation of resources was informed by existing research and data on the refugee and migration sector and on the impact of COVID-19, alongside input from sector organisations. Assessments and grant recommendations were made by an independent panel consisting of contributing funders and field experts with lived experience of the UK immigration system.
Funding has been distributed proportionately to all nations and regions in the UK, and supports people and families across the immigration system – from those seeking asylum, to those from the Windrush generation, people in detention, women with no recourse to public funds, and people from the EU applying for secure status. 67% of those we fund told us that they have people with lived experience of immigration control in their senior team or on their trustee board.
New funding via this aligned programme has been used to establish an Information and Data Hub to gather and distribute information on evolving needs and to identify gaps and inform responses and recovery. This Hub also helps charities to connect, feed into advocacy, and access other support on issues such as well-being, anti-racism and safeguarding.
We are inspired by the range and quality of work that is taking place at this difficult time, and are grateful to organisations for taking time to apply for funding and be part of the wider programme. We will be sharing more insights and learning from RAP over the coming months.
To find out more about the grants process please contact Dylan Fotoohi, Migration Exchange email@example.com
For more information about the programme of grants support and convening, please contact Helen Barley, Refugee Action at HelenB@refugee-action.org.uk
- The programme made 12-month grants, ranging from £10,000 to £45,000, which can be used to meet immediate needs and adapt services to C-19.
- 91 organisations received small grants of up to £10,000, 32 received medium grants of up to £30,000 and 7 received large grants of up to £45,000. All those who applied received funding.
- The programme launched in June 2020 as an emergency response and is supported by ten contributing funders: AB Charitable Trust, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Comic Relief, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Migration Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Rayne Foundation, and The Blue Thread.
- 85% of the funds were awarded to organisations in England and Wales, 10% to Scotland, and 5% to Northern Ireland.
- 61% of organisations within the portfolio provide services to people within the wider UK immigration system.
- More than 50% of grant holders had not received funding in the past 12 months from any of the nine contributing funders.
Full list of RAP grant holders:
Action for Refugees in Lewisham
Advice Northern Ireland
African Rainbow Family
Asha North Staffordshire
Asylum Link Merseyside
Asylum Support & Immigration Resource Team (ASIRT)
Barnet Refugee Service
Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern (BEACON)
Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service
Bristol Hospitality Network (BHN)
Bristol Refugee Rights
CAST-COMMUNITIES AND SANCTUARY SEEKERS TOGETHER
Cheshire, Halton & Warrington Race & Equality Centre
Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB)
Citizens Advice Rotherham
Concrete; a trading name of Honeycomb Charitable Service Ltd
Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group
Coventry Migrant Womens Houses
Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre
Devon & Cornwall Refugee Support
East European Resource Centre (EERC)
Entraide (Mutual Aid)
Father Hudson’s Care – Brushstrokes Community Project
Fife Migrants Forum
Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers
Govan Community Project
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit
Gt Yarmouth Refugee Outreach Support (GYROS)
Hackney Migrant Centre (HMC)
Haringey Migrant Support Centre
Harrow Association of Somali Voluntary Organisations
Hope Housing (Bradford) Ltd
HUMBER ALL NATIONS ALLIANCE
Imece Women’s Centre
Jesuit Refugee Service UK
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)
Kanlungan Filipino Consortium
Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre
Law Centre NI
Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network
Leicester Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Centre
Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network
LGBT Healthy Living Centre (known as ‘LGBT Health and Wellbeing’)
Manchester City of Sanctuary
MANCHESTER CONGOLESE ORGANISATION
Manchester Refugee Support Network
Maryhill Integration Network
Micro Rainbow CIC
Migrants Organise Ltd
North Kensington Law Centre
North West Migrants Forum
Northamptonshire Rights and Equality Council
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum
Nottingham Arimathea Trust
OBAC – Organisation of Blind Africans & Caribbean
One Roof Leicester
Open Door North East
Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR)
Positive Action For Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Praxis Community Projects
Project Seventeen (AKA Project 17)
Rainbow Haven (the operating name of the East Manchester Community Association ‘TEMCA’)
RAY (Refugee Action York)
Reading Refugee Support Group
Refugee and Migrant Centre
Refugee Support (Devon) Ltd
Refugee Survival Trust
Refugee Women Connect
Refugee Women’s Association
Rethink Rebuild Society
Roma Support Group
Safety4Sisters North West
Scottish Refugee Council
Simon Community Scotland
South Belfast Roundtable
Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group
Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers – (Wave 2)
St Augustine’s Centre, Halifax
Staffordshire North and Stoke on Trent Citizens Advice Bureau
step ( South Tyrone Empowerment Programme
Support for Wigan Arrivals Project
Swansea Asylum Seekers Support
Swindon City of Sanctuary
TAMIL WELFARE ASSOCIATION (NEWHAM) UK
The Boaz Trust
The Gap Wales
The Night Shelter
The Refugee Buddy Project
The Voice of Domestic Workers
The Welcoming Association
Time To Be Out
Tros Gynnal Plant
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG)
Vietnamese Mental Health Services
Voices in Exile
Welsh Refugee Council
West End Refugee Service
Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary
Women for Refugee Women