Action Foundation

Action Foundation

Charity information

Action Foundation

Action Foundation is a charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne which supports refugees, asylum seekers and migrants across Tyne and Wear. Last year we supported over 1,100 vulnerable migrants through our English language school and three supported housing projects. Over 280 learners per week attend our ‘Skills for Life’ English classes and last year we provided safe accommodation and support to 100 newly granted refugees and destitute asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    Action Foundation supports refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants experiencing isolation and exclusion across Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and Sunderland.

    Through our community English language school and three supported housing projects we enable clients to; avoid homelessness and extreme poverty, find pathways out of destitution, integrate into their local community, develop skills, gain employment and increase their confidence to live independently. We support adults over the age of 18 and our beneficiaries are of over 50 nationalities including Syrian, Iraqi, Sudanese and Libyan.

  • Aims

    Action Foundation aims to:

    • To enable newly granted refugees and destitute asylum seekers to avoid homelessness by providing them with safe and secure accommodation.
    • To provide free English classes to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants unable to access mainstream provision.
    • To relief poverty, isolation and exclusion amongst refugees, asylum seekers and migrants living in Tyne and Wear
    • To advocate on behalf of vulnerable migrants to encourage policy change and raise awareness of the issues they face
  • Overview

    Established: October 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1132051

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 13

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 120

    Phone number: 0191 2313113

    Address: The CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2JQ

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  • Supporting asylum seekers in hosts’ homes

    Destitute asylum seekers have no access to statutory housing or financial support and are ... More