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 use our work with destitute people to inform our membership of West Yorkshire Destitute Asylum Network and the No Accommodation Network who both seek to influence regional and national policy on homelessness asylum seekers and refugees
  • We are part of MESH: Migrant English Support Hub – an online one stop shop for all English language learning opportunities in Leeds: http://lel.help
  • We are members of Volition – who represent third sector organisations in Leeds with an interest in mental health and wellbeing, and Voluntary Action 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 Migration Partnership Info 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 2016/17 include

  • Anonymous
  • ARM Trust
  • Big Lottery
  • Leeds Community Foundation
  • The Brelms Trust CIC
  • The Tudor Trust
  • Seedbed Christian Community Trust

Page last checked Nov 20, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

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