How you can help refugees coming to the UK

There are ways that you or your organisation can help refugees.


Donate goods, services or your time locally

You or your organisation can do this, find out how if you’re based in:

Offer work

Your organisation can employ refugees and people granted ‘humanitarian protection’ status, as they have the same right to work or claim benefits as people born in the UK.

Read the guide for businesses, with case studies.

Refugees can demonstrate their right to work in the same way as other employees, as explained in the guidance on right to work checks for employers.

Offer community sponsorship

Charities and community interest companies can provide practical support to refugees through community sponsorship.

Your organisation will help resettled families as soon as they arrive in the UK, including giving them a home and teaching them English.

Find out more about community sponsorship.

Give to charity

You can donate to charities that help refugees in the UK and abroad:


You can volunteer for relief agencies that help refugees in the UK and abroad: