£7 helps a destitute asylum seeker with food and toiletries for a week. £25 helps a family access professional support from the Early Years team. £100 could pays for a…
This vital support group has been running since 2015. Today members come from many different places: Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, El Salvador, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Uganda. However the majority of members come from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Uganda. These are countries where persecution of LGBTQ people is horrendous. In their native country our members would face serious criminal prosecutions with long prison sentences, extensive violence and potential death. There is no state protection.
Our project offers a place of hope and belonging. Will you support our appeal?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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:
The Baby Bank may be able to take some items: https://www.babybanknetwork.com/donations/