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Home Office phone numbers

West Yorkshire Enforcement Team 0113 386 5680 (open 07:00 – 21:00 hrs 7 days a week) Asylum General Enquiries – 0300 123 2241 Migrant Helpline – 0300 123 2235 Reporting Centre – 0113 3865985 Should you wish to report immigration crime this may be done online anonymously at

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Workshop: Introduction to Commissioning (Thursday 6th October 2016, 9.45 – 12.45 at VAL)

This workshop is aimed at voluntary and community groups to help them find out about funding  available from Leeds City Council, NHS CCGs and other public sector organisations who buy in services through grants and contracts.  Learn about the commissioning process where community needs are assessed in order to achieve better outcomes for local communities […]

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Govt Funding: for counter-extremism and combating hate crime

Building a Stronger Britain Together programme: the new Counter Extremism ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together programme’ fund was launched on Friday.  Groups can bid for in kind support (up to £75,000) and grant funding (up to £50,000). Full guidance is available here: Hate Crime Community Projects: a new fund has been launched to develop […]

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Awareness Raising and How to Do it – 3rd Nov 2016

Refugee Council, Leeds City of Sanctuary and West Yorkshire Playhouse present… A workshop to share ideas about how to raise awareness about asylum issues and improve your presentation skills. On the day we want to learn from each other please bring your stories, tips, songs, poems, favourite methods of engaging an audience etc. Where? West […]

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What makes a good charity? – Free resource

A great new guide to running an effective charity for you, your manager, your board, or one of your friends. “New Philanthropy Capital’s step-by-step guide to charity analysis, outlining our tried and tested approach which focuses on the key characteristics we believe are common to all effective charities.” Click on the picture below to download your […]

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Funding: Big Lottery – Community Celebrations

The Big Lottery have put more money into this pot – for community celebrations – Bids from £300 to £10,000 Deadline for bids 21st October 16 Who can apply – • voluntary or community organisation with a constitution and bank account • school • statutory body. They are especially keen to receive applications from […]

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How to find out current number of asylum seekers in all LA areas

Dave from Boaz has discovered how to find out current (or nearly current) numbers of asylum seekers in all local authority areas. The stats are hidden away in the Home Office quarterly stats. These are the steps – Go to Go to Volume 4, as 16q  Then you need to enable editing Then click on […]

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Links to Leeds City Council Executive and Scrutiny Reports on Migration between September 2015 and October 2016

An excellent digest of Leeds City Council papers relating to Migration and Destitution over the last year, compiled by Fahreen Syeda Migration and Refugee Update Leeds Position – Sept/Oct 2015 Item 7 of the papers in the link below, called Migration and Refugee Update Leeds Position, is the October Scrutiny report, which includes the September […]

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Job: Administrator, Leeds Refugee Forum

Leeds Refugee Forum is looking for an Administrator to support and develop office administration. The post is available for a fixed-term of 2½ years and may be extended, subject to funding. Leeds Refugee Forum (LRF) is refugee-led organisation providing direct support to many refugees and Refugee Community Organisations in Leeds. LRF’s work has gained a lot […]

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