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Governance

Documents

Our Business Plan, which sets out how we hope to achieve, our Mission Statement and Goals, can be found here.

BRR’s Simplified Constitution can be read here .

Other important documents can be found on the Policies and Procedures page.

The Annual Reports and Accounts can be found here.

Trustees

Ruth Pickersgill
Professor Christopher Bertram
Christina Stokes
Nasim Dumont
Emmanuel Nsofwa
Ruth Baker
Irene Zikusoka
Helena Thompson
Dr Natasha Carver
Mano Candappa

BRR Friends

As part of our constitution and governance structure, we encourage supporters to become a Friend (a.k.a a legal member) of Bristol refugee Rights. Becoming a legal member of BRR in this way is open to any individual aged 18 years and over, who lives or works in the area of we serve and who is interested in promoting the objects of the charity.

As a Friend you will receive an invitation to the Annual General Meeting, where you can vote on resolutions and elect Trustees; in this way you will helping to steer the direction and strategic aims of the organisation. Becoming a legal member costs a minimum subscription cost of £12 per year.
You can become a Friend of BRR at any time, and membership is ratified at the AGM. Please download the Legal Members Application Form and Gift Aid Form; completed forms should be sent to the BRR office.

If you would like to make a donation to Bristol Refugee Rights please click here.

Affiliation/Group Membership

If you represent an organisation/group which shares our values and wishes to affiliate/become a group member, please complete an affiliation form. We ask for an annual affiliation fee of between £20 and £100, depending on the size of organisation.

Membership Consultation

Every month a group of asylum seeker and refugee members of BRR meet at the Welcome Centre, and consider matters of policy and direction at the request of the staff team and the Board of Trustees.

We encourage new members to join the group to ensure that the group is well attended. The group is an important organ of decision making within our governance structure.

Our Patron – Caroline Beatty

Caroline managed Bristol Refugee Rights for 7 years, overseeing a crucial period of organisational development and growth. Caroline stepped down from her role as Director in 2014 and is now BRR’s Patron.

Caroline says:

“Bristol Refugee Rights plays a very large part in giving true meaning to Bristol’s status as a City of Sanctuary. Members, volunteers, staff, trustees and friends work as a community to provide safety, to show solidarity and to engage together in actions that bring about genuine change in the experience of asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol. I am proud to have worked with BRR since 2006 and am honoured now to be a patron of this vibrant, strong and supportive organisation. “