Make a Regular Donation £5 per month pays for 1 member to have a cooked meal each week, in a safe place among friends - for 16% of our members,…
Our 35 day Crowdfunding Campaign is now over. We raised an amazing £34,443 from 342 backers! Wow! Thank you to everyone who helped in some way.
The Refugee Festival ended on 16th July. We were at the Arnolfini Centre for the opening of the festival; we opened the Welcome Centre doors wider on 6th July; we were at Queen’s Square on 9th July, and hosted guests at a fundraising meal on 12th July. Thank you to everyone who supported BRR’s work during this time. It was a time for celebration around the theme of ‘our shared future’.
Whilst we celebrate we also need to remember that the struggles for people seeking asylum continue.
We are currently concentrating our fundraising efforts on:
What can you do to help?
We especially welcome regular donations as they help us plan for the future. Thank you to all of you who already support us in this way. If you don’t and would like to, please visit our local giving page to set up your donation. If you can’t afford to make a donation yourself or you already donate, why not tell a friend about us.
Support the Asylum Support Project through pledging to the Big Give Christmas Challenge. When supporters pledge to this project we have the opportunity of a philanthropist adding to the pot!
Shop on line through Give as You Live. Buy what you would usually, but a donation is given to BRR when you do. There are so many retailers signed up. You can also install the Give as you Live donation reminder to your web browser to make it easier to remember to do in the future.
Switch your energy provider to Bristol Energy quoting the code: BRRA4C01. They will donate £30 every time someone switches their gas and electricity.
Bristol Energy is a national gas and electricity supplier that uses its energy to make a positive difference. Owned by Bristol City Council, Bristol Energy offers fairly priced energy – saving its customers on average around £200 on their energy bills. And will reinvest its profits back into local communities. They also offer one of the most affordable 100% renewable deals on the market.
Eating out? Book your restaurant through Charitablebookings
Make a booking by phone or online
Select BRR to benefit
£1 for every person in the booking will go to BRR and there is no cost to you.
If you like cooking at home and are looking for some new recipes then consider buying the ChariTable Bookings and Signature Dish Recipe Book. Published this year the book contains 365 main dish recipes from the UK’s leading chefs. The book costs £40 and £5 of this will be donated to your chosen charity.
Become a friend (a legal member)
LARA – The Lorraine Ayensu Refugee Arts Fund is a memorial fund creating opportunities to bring refugee musicians with other musicians at concerts, festivals and jamming sessions.
Danny Vincent, who coordinates the fund for BRR said, “Performance allows musicians to communicate and connect to audiences and other performers at a level that transcends language barriers.”
The Destitution Fund – This fund pays for asylum seekers in Bristol to avoid and prevent destitution. The fund prioritises costs which will assist people in changing their situation and pursuing their right to safety, mainly by paying for travel to appointments outside of Bristol. The fund also pays for immediate needs for newly arrived asylum seekers without access to any other income. The fund is run with Borderlands.
Bike lights and locks – in partnership with Bristol Bike Project we support our members to access a bike and with it a set of lights and a lock. You can help contribute to this.