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Trinity Language Access Fund – £250 per learner, £2k per group

Trinity College London is pleased to announce the launch of the Language Access Fund.  Helping English language exam candidates with: Exam Fees Contributions towards the cost of lessons Contributions towards the costs of equipment or materials needed Exam venue hire Travel to an exam venue Grant value: Up to £2,000 per group. Up to £250 […]

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FREE Data equipped Digital Tablets for Men in Leeds – from Barca-Leeds

Men’s Health Unlocked, a new city-wide network funded by The National Lottery Community Fund to tackle men’s health inequalities, delivered in partnership by Forum Central, Feel Good Factor, Touchstone and Barca-Leeds. More details about the whole project can be found here, but at Barca-Leeds we will be co-ordinating ‘Unlock Online’; an initiative that will provide 100 […]

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Leeds City Council’s Strategic Migration Board: Summary Notes – 3rd December 2020

The Leeds City Council’s Strategic Migration Board met on Thursday 3rd December 2020. The meeting theme was education and a summary of the meeting is available to read below. The next Leeds Strategic Migration Board will be held 11th March 2021 and the meeting theme will be Asylum and the UK immigration system. If you […]

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Developments in Greater Leeds – “Welcome to Bradford”

Excellent new website from Refugee Action, Bradford City of Sanctuary and Solidaritech It takes the best of helpinleeds.com, newtoleeds.org.uk and transitionguide.org.uk and mashes them into the remarkable https://welcomebradford.org/ We hear the Leeds City Council have big plans for New To Leeds/Transition Guide since taking them back in-House, so let’s hope they’re watching and taking notes  […]

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Support resources for RAS focused organisations during C-19 – from Refugee Action and NACCOM

An early Christmas present from Refugee Action and NACCOM This Roundup document aims to provide clear signposting to existing support available across various topics to help enhance organisational capacity. Each section contains direct links to resources, including toolkits, templates, reports and webinars which are freely accessible: Finance  Strategy and Governance  Human Resources Management and Leadership […]

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Job: Communications and Marketing Officer -16 hrs/wk £8,494 Leeds Refugee Forum – deadline 5th January 2021

Salary: £8,494.00 per year (SCP 6, £19,698 pro rata) Hours: 16 hours per week Location: One Community Centre, Cromwell Street, Leeds, LS9 7SG Closing date for applications: 5pm on Tuesday 5th January 2021 Interview date: Thursday 14th January 2021 Leeds Refugee Forum is looking for a Communications and Marketing Officer to be responsible for and […]

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LMP Strategy Meeting Notes – 27th November 2020

The notes from the LMP strategy group meeting on the 27th November 2020 are available below. Many of you will have heard already that Pauline Ellis has retired from her role in the Leeds City Council’s Communities team. Her contribution to the LMP has been incredibly valuable over the last 6 years, in helping link […]

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Temporary Accommodation Handbook – Refugee Action December 2020

Refugee Action has prepared a Temporary Accommodation Handbook in collaboration with Asylum Matters, Immigration Law Practitioner’s Association (ILPA), DPG Law and others. The Handbook aims to provide practical guidance, resources, and support for organisations working with people residing in hotels and barracks. It can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/ta-handbook This is a collaborative document and we […]

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Grant funding opportunity- addressing mental health inequalities in minority ethnic groups

As part of a broader programme of work to try to reduce inequalities, a new grants programme has been launched to fund local third sector social enterprises, community groups, and charities that are supporting local people from minority ethnic groups with their mental health. Addressing Mental Health Inequalities in Minority Ethnic Groups Grants The funding […]

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Right to Remain Toolkit on EEA nationals

New section for EEA nationals, updated in light of the end of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  This page now looks at applying to the Settled Status scheme if you’re an EEA national and in the UK before 11pm on 31 December 2020. The page has information on Pre-Settled Status, Settled Status, if you’re […]

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