Help Us

Welfare and Communication

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused all face to face services to close for people seeking asylum and refuge in Bristol

The asylum and refugee sector in Bristol are working together. Each organisation is focusing on different areas of support.  BRR is focusing on giving people advice, with an interpreter if required, at a time when where you can go, what you can do, what you can access has become even more confusing.  Many of our members suffer post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD); English is often not a first, second or even third language. Usually they could rely on drop-in services for food, money, advice, learning English, childcare, information, friendship, tackling loneliness and much more.  Now those places are closed.

Imagine trying to access help with no phone or credit, no internet, nor TV nor radio.

We are appealing for data bundles and devices to access information in an easy and accessible way.

Contact Asli – or Ruth – 07566 842837  if you can help or make a financial donation.


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