Refugee Roots welcomes all, helping those in need find friendship and a place to call home

Refugee Roots is a Christian charity that helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK.

Wellbeing and Support

We are fundraising during the 12 days of Christmas to provide wellbeing and support activities for asylum seekers and refugees.

Uno with Taylor

Taylor's Volunteering Story, "It is so pleasing to watch the happiness that even having a conversation or playing a game of cards brings".


Author: Adam Baker

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Our impact


individuals have been supported this year


reported their English has improved as a result of our classes


reported increased confidence and reduced isolation

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  • The Sharing Table at St Lawrence Church Gotham

    Join us on Friday 30th September to learn more about the work of local charity Refugee Roots. Enjoy a three-course Middle-Eastern meal taken from the recipe book The Sharing Table at St Lawrence Church, Gotham 6.30 pm – 9.30 pm. Read more

  • CAN Celebration Evening

    Christian Action Nottingham is hosting a celebration event to say thank you to all of our amazing volunteers. Read more

Our services

  • Art Sessions

    Being creative is a great way to relieve stress, express yourself and connect with others. Read more

  • Women's Group

    A safe space to meet (in person and virtually) with other women every Tuesday for support, friendship and empowerment Read more

  • Access

    Access is now taking place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays Read more

Case studies

  • Friendship for Alice to overcome loneliness

    “If it wasn't for Refugee Roots and their assistance with Maggie calling me to see how my wellbeing is, I don’t think I would be sitting here to have this conversation..sometimes it felt so lonely” Read more

  • A more confident Muhammad

    I was feeling quite isolated…the hardest thing was being on my own. It’s been brilliant the help and support I have received from Refugee Roots" Read more

  • Helping Kristina feel at home

    “Now I have a stronger sense of home in Nottingham, when I see people I know in town I can stop and talk". Read more


  • Ukraine Appeal

    Support our Ukraine Appeal to be able to provide Befriending support and Assistance to refugees from Ukraine. Read more

  • Wellbeing and Support

    We are fundraising during the 12 days of Christmas to provide wellbeing and support activities for asylum seekers and refugees. Read more

  • Kathy's cooking for Refugee Roots

    I celebrate my 65th birthday on 8th May, and I am raising money for Refugee Roots and Cooking Book which I am helping to put together. Read more


  • A place to belong: Press Release

    Refugee Roots awarded 3 years of funding by The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. Nottingham-based charity Refugee Roots has been awarded three years of funding by The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. Read more

  • Arts Council Funding for Access Arts

    Nottingham-based charity Refugee Roots has secured two years of funding (£29,800). Funding from The Arts Council England will enable the Nottingham charity to deliver 70 art sessions each year, an average of two each week.  Supported by volunteer Theodore Stickley and Lead Artist Antonietta Sacco in partnership with Alison Denholm (City Arts), Diana Ali (Curator) and the New Art Exchange the newly funded project has launched full of expectation and ambition that refugees are welcomed and Read more

  • Support for Windmill Community Gardens

    I’m really excited to tell you that Windmill Community Gardens have been shortlisted for a grant of £10,000 Silver category from the Severn Trent Community Fund!  We know how helpful and useful it was being funded by Severn Trent Community Fund as they funded us 2 years ago with more than £20,000. We also know they were great funders and partners. We are in fact exploring ideas with Severn Trent to deliver employability training. So watch this space...! Read more


Our partners and funders

  • Arts Council England

    We run two weekly Art Sessions funded by Arts Council England. Read more

  • Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham

    The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham is a key funder for Refugee Roots with a longstanding history and relationship with the charity formerly Rainbow Project. Read more

  • Foyle Foundation

    The Foyle Foundation awarded Refugee Roots a grant towards their core costs. Read more