St Nic’s Church, Nottingham
A £5,000 grant will help St Nic’s Church to support Afghan evacuees resettling in Nottingham in many different ways.
The church will promote and facilitate extra-curricular events for Afghan children in local schools, helping them to integrate with their peers. The church will also work with schools to provide parent support events for Afghan families to open up about their experiences.
St Nic’s will also be focussing on professional support, connecting Afghan arrivals with the businesses and sectors they are interested in, and providing them with CV and interview training.
The church is keen to make Afghan evacuees feel as comfortable and welcome as possible, providing welcome boxes full of essentials and linking new arrivals with local families as part of its befriending work.
Mustard Tree, Manchester
As one of the biggest charities in Greater Manchester, Mustard Tree has been responsible for coordinating support for one of the four hotels which is temporarily housing Afghan evacuees. Working in partnership with other organisations, the charity is doing its bit to help make resettlement as easy and comfortable as possible, providing clothing and essentials.
A £5,000 grant from Benefact Trust will support Mustard Tree to help these vulnerable families.
Crosscare’s Afghan Refugee Support Project will help Afghan evacuees to access social protection, health, education and employment opportunities in Ireland. The charity’s Information and Advocacy Services will provide increased stability and quality of life for these vulnerable families who will be feeling scared and unsettled.
A £1,000 grant from the Trust's Afghan Evacuees Emergency Grants Programme will support Crosscare’s vital work.