Help Us

Happy New Year to Everyone

2020 was a tough year for all of us. We have all been tested in new ways, learning our limits and working hard to grow community. It has been even harder for people seeking asylum and their families. Since the beginning of lockdown we have been providing ongoing support to more than 500 people and families. We have relied on individual and regular donations to deliver our services over the phone and online. We continue to rely on the generosity of our allies to provide ongoing support to our members through this hard time and long into the future.

You can donate to us by Following This Link. To read more about how we got into the Christmas spirit, please read our blog.

Your donations matter:

  • £5 could go towards taxis to hospital or a day bus tickets for reaching services
  • £10 could buy phone credit/data for a refugee or asylum seeker for a month
  • £30 could provide a family a shopping voucher to supplement their nutritional needs
  • £40 could help tackle loneliness & isolation and support refugees and asylum seekers to stay connected in online groups of up to 10 people
  • £100 could help to access advice & information & to ensure they have essential items & support

Welfare and Communication 

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused face to face services for people seeking asylum and refuge, to close in Bristol.   However the different organisations in the city are working together to ensure that no-one is left without support.

Each organisation is focusing on different areas of support.  BRR is focusing on providing people with advice and an interpreter if required.  We are offering welfare support and ensuring our members can access all the services they need.  We are providing people with the means to communicate with us, other services and their family and friends.  This has been made possible by the generous financial donations and gifts in kind of phones, tablets, credit and data packages.

Donations

We especially welcome regular donations because they help us plan for the future.

Find out how to donate directly to us on our Financial Donations page.

Other ways to donate

Shop online

giveasyoulive.com: buy what you would usually, but a donation is given to BRR when you do.

easyfundraising.org.uk: similar to giveasyoulive.com, with over 3 200 shops participating. Find out more on their Quick Start page. If you are already registered with them for a different cause, you can add Bristol Refugee Rights as a second cause if you have a second email address.

AmazonSmile:  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Switch your energy provider

Bristol Energy is a new national gas and electricity supplier that’s offering fairly priced energy, tackling fuel poverty, and also championing local renewable energy.

If you switch to Bristol Energy today, and quote the code “BRR”, they’ll donate £30 to Bristol Refugee Rights (£15 donation per fuel, T’s & C’s apply). Make sure to quote the code “BRR” to ensure we receive the donation.

Bristol Energy saves it’s customers on averages £200 on a typical dual fuel tariff, and offers one of the most affordable 100% renewable electricity tariffs on the market. Visit www.bristol-energy.co.uk/brr to switch.

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

Other ways to help

Become a friend (a legal member)

Affiliate your organisation or group with us

Please gift aid your donations if you can (downlaod the form)

Other funds

The Destitution Fund — This fund helps asylum seekers in Bristol avoid destitution. It pays for the immediate needs of newly arrived asylum seekers who don’t have access to any other income, as well as paying for travel to appointments outside of Bristol. 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.

Gifts in kind

In the past we have operated a ‘free shop’.  We are no longer able to accept donations of clothes, etc.

Aid Box Community is a place where our members can obtain household items.  During the pandemic their services have changed but please keep an eye on their website: https://www.aidboxcommunity.co.uk/

South Bristol Toy Library is another useful resource:
https://www.windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk/our-services/south-bristol-toy-library/

The Baby Bank may be able to take some items: https://www.babybanknetwork.com/donations/