Project information

The York Refugee Appeal

York has a long standing history of welcoming people into its city and will lead the way in offering to take Syrian refugees and asylum seekers. This appeal is part of a concerted effort by local organisations and the City of York council to provide resources for refugees and asylum seekers.

September 2015 - September 2016

Charity information: Two Ridings Community Foundation

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  • Need


    The whole country has been moved by the heartbreaking images of Syrian refugees and asylum seekers and action is clearly needed to help those fleeing the desperate situation in Syria.

    York is ready to play its part in how to welcome Syrian refugees and asylum seekers. This appeal is part of what we can do at a local level alongside government agency activity.


    York is one of thirty Cities of Sanctuary across the UK that offer vulnerable visitors a place of safety and helps integrate them into local communities. This appeal will provide much needed resources to support refugees and asylum seekers in York. Two Ridings Community Foundation is working with City of York Council and a number of local charities to provide an all encompassing support to people in need.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide resources to refugees and asylum seekers coming to York and to relevant charities.


    » We will distribute funds raised to charities working with refugees and asylum seekers in York.

    We will report regularly on funds raised and distribution of funds to charities.

  • Impact


    We want York to be a place of safety that helps integrate vulnerable visitors like refugees and asylum seekers into local communities.


    We will ensure that 100% of any money raised, plus Gift Aid, will go to projects working to support refugees and asylum seekers in York.


    We will provide reports via our website and updates in the local press on projects supported and the difference made.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Support to refugees Funds distributed to local groups supporting refugees
  • Background




    Syrian refugees and asylum seekers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Two Ridings Community Foundation is the Community Foundation for North and East Yorkshire, York and Hull. As such, our York Refugee Appeal is based here.

    Our area is huge (North Yorkshire is England's biggest county!) and diverse; encompassing both bustling cities and sparsely populated rural dales and moors. However, there are real pockets of deprivation across the region and TRCF strives to change both rural and urban lives for the better.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Two Ridings Staff Team

    We will co-ordinate and promote the York Refugee Appeal on behalf of the partnership of organisations working in York.