Partnerships and Funders

Partnerships and funders

Partnership and collaboration is at the heart of all LASSN’s work. In particular we have some formal partnerships with a number of organisations across Leeds and the region

  • Leeds Refugee Forum A representative from Leeds Refugee Forum attends LASSN Trustees Meeting in an advisory capacity and vice versa – and we help to to raise donations for the Leeds Hardship Fund for destitute asylum seekers.
  • We work closely with Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (PAFRAS) and British Red Cross who provide support and advice for clients in Grace Hosting
  • We provide formal support and mentoring for some staff at Leeds City of Sanctuary
  • We are part of MESH: Migrant English Support Hub – an online one stop shop for all English language learning opportunities in Leeds:
  • We sit on the Steering Group of the Migrant Access Point workstream with Leeds City Council
  • Our director Chairs of the Leeds Migration Partnership
  • We started (and still maintain) the Leeds Multiagency Meeting Blog which acts as a kind of newsletter for individuals and organisations supporting asylum seekers and and refugees in Leeds

Our funders

LASSN benefits from a wide range of funders – with more than 25% of our income come from individual donors and donations from community groups.

Our major benefactors in 2015/16 include

  • Anonymous
  • ARM Trust
  • Big Lottery
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  • Henry Smith Charity
  • Leeds Community Foundation
  • The Brelms Trust CIC
  • The Tudor Trust
  • Seedbed Christian Community Trust


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