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COVID-19 Emergency Response Funding

Barrow Cadbury Trust is partnering with the National Lottery Communities Fund (NLCF) to distribute COVID-19 emergency response funding to the migration charity sector in England. They have £5 million to distribute for work that will relieve hardship caused by the pandemic among refugees and asylum-seekers and by migrants experiencing barriers to accessing services.(see further information and eligibility criteria here). This opportunity is available to registered charities or not for profit organisations in England with an income of between £10,000 and £1 … Read More

Migrant Information Service (MIS) on Covid-19

IOM has set up a Migrant Information Service (MIS) on Covid-19 which has now been fully launched. The COVID19 pandemic, and the various measures the government has taken to combat it, has changed almost every aspect of life for people living in the UK, including the country’s diverse migrant community. Yet for various reasons migrants’ livelihoods are often at greater risk. IOM UK has designed a Covid-19 Migrant Information Service to provide extra support to migrants in the challenging context of the … Read More