New Beginnings Fund was set up by a consortium of funders in response to the increased demand face by community organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers. The aim of the fund was to increase the community-based support available to new arrivals. Grants were awarded to organisations which are led either by refugees or by groups of local residents working to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to Leeds, Bradford or Wakefield.
The following organisations were awarded funding:
Bradford Refugee New Beginnings
Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network
RETAS Leeds (Refugee Education and Training Advice Service)
Wakefield District City of Sanctuary
Women Asylum Seekers Together: WAST