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.

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

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Our impact

275

individuals have been supported this year

33/36

reported their English has improved as a result of our classes

34/36

reported increased confidence and reduced isolation

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Events

  • 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

  • Newstead Abbey Day Trip

    A day trip for our participants and volunteers to Newstead Abbey, fun, food and friendship together. Read more

  • The Sharing Table at St Mary's

    August 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm We will be providing the lunch for Insight on this gathering. If you want to volunteer to cook please let us know. This event page is for volunteer bookings only.  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

Appeals

  • A week with Refugee Roots

    Hi! My name is Jess and I’m a sixth form student in Nottingham. As work experience ahead of university next year, I've been lucky enough to work with Refugee Roots this week. They do incredible work with refugees across Nottingham, supporting those needing help to adapt to life in the UK. 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

News

  • Farewell Kanana

    It's always difficult to say goodbye to staff when they leave and move on and that is no different as we say farewell to our Asylum Support Worker Kanana who will finish working with us on 13th July 2022Do you want to say thank you? 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

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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