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African Community Advice North East

African Community Advice North East

ACANE was initially set up to support the settlement of asylum-seekers and refugees from the African continent, who had been dispersed to the North-East region and Tyneside. In particular to actively promote their integration with the host community on so that they can lead full and active lives. Client groups include: Asylum seekers and/or refugees, Black and ethnic minority (all), Survivors of abuse/victims of crime, Voluntary and community groups. Areas of work: Community development, Community services and/or… Read More

Arts Connect UK

Arts Connect UK

Arts Connect UK is a Community Interest Company supporting artists from disadvantaged backgrounds in the North East to gain increased access to audiences and markets for their work; to build connections between artists internationally; and to strengthen bonds between communities through experiencing and enjoying the arts. Other areas of work: Business and social enterprise support; Education/training; Voluntary and community sector support. Read More

Connected Voice

Connected Voice

Connected Voice (formerly Newcastle CVS) is the infrastructure organisation for the voluntary and community sector in Newcastle and Gateshead, providing a range of support and services to the sector. Read More

D6 Culture in Transit

D6 Culture in Transit

We are visual arts producers working with partners, communities and policy makers, to promote the role of artists in the sustainable development of our towns and cities. We have partners in 57 countries, run and collaborate on international projects in Newcastle and across the world. Read More

Jafaria Society

Jafaria Society

The charity is specifically restricted to providing relief to those granted refugee status and those seeking asylum in the North East region of England (the area of benefit) through the provision of a drop in centre to provide training facilities and support services so as to advance them in life and assist them with the adaption within a new community. Read More

JET: Jobs Education and Training North

JET: Jobs Education and Training North

We are a registered charity and help people from the BME (Black Minority Ethnic) community, asylum seekers, refugees and New Migrant communities to find work, improve their skills and to integrate with the neighbours and understand their new surroundings. Read More

Lazeez Middle Eastern Kitchen

Lazeez Middle Eastern Kitchen

Lazeez, which means “delicious” in Arabic, is a new café and catering business in Newcastle, based at Fenham Library. It is staffed by resettled refugees who have arrived under the Governments Refugee Resettlement Programme. Lazeez aims to support refugees by offering valuable employment skills and experience, developing English language skills and supporting integration into the local community, whilst also providing a business that offers high quality middle eastern food. Read More

N.E.S.T North East Solidarity and Teaching

N.E.S.T North East Solidarity and Teaching

North East Solidarity and Teaching (N.E.S.T)  is a multi-award winning and internationally-recognised student-led project at Newcastle University Students Union (NUSU) that is managed by Go Volunteer. N.E.S.T empowers the refugee and asylum-seeking community in the region through a variety of formats such as one-to-one English teaching, group English classes, sports, creative arts and trips into the local area. Read More

Newcastle Ambassadors

Newcastle Ambassadors

The Newcastle Ambassador Programme directly supports work to encourage inward investment, stimulate local pride and attract and retain talent in Newcastle. Our Ambassadors raise the profile of the city region, either by adopting and using specially created messaging and tools in their existing activity (meetings, conferences, media interviews, blogs and thought leadership) or by responding to requests to represent Newcastle at key opportunities identified and proposed by the Ambassador Programme team. Read More

Newcastle City of Sanctuary

Newcastle City of Sanctuary

Newcastle City of Sanctuary is part of a network of towns and cities throughout the country that are proud to be places of safety, and which include people seeking sanctuary fully in the lives of their communities. We have a partnership which provides a range of services for refugees and asylum seekers. Read More

North of England Refugee Service

North of England Refugee Service

The North of England Refugee Service was established in 1989. It is an independent and charitable organisation which exists to meet the needs and promote the interests of asylum seekers and refugees who have arrived or have settled in the North of England. Read More

Regional Refugee Forum North East

Regional Refugee Forum North East

We are an independent membership organisation, created in 2004 by and for the region’s Refugee-led Community Organisations (RCOs) to deliver the Collective Voice of the region’s refugee and asylum seeker community. Our central aim is for this Collective Voice to influence Policy and Practice so as to promote equality and improve the lives of all refugees and asylum seekers living in the North East of England. Read More

The Comfrey Project

The Comfrey Project

The Comfrey Project is a charity which works with refugees and people seeking asylum at our centre in Windmill Hills, Gateshead, and two allotment sites. Our aim is to improve their conditions of life and general wellbeing, while building skills, resilience, confidence, self-esteem and purpose. We provides refugees and people seeking asylum across Tyneside with a safe, welcoming environment, which promotes personal well-being through a sense of place and belonging. This is achieved by various shared creative crafts… Read More

West End Refugee Service

West End Refugee Service

West End Refugee Service (WERS) is a registered charity which provides support services for asylum seekers and refugees in a friendly, welcoming environment. The range of integrated services aims to address the disadvantage, exclusion and poverty which affect asylum seekers and refugees living in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne. Read More