Canterbury Welcomes Refugees

With your helping hand we can make a difference and help a family settle in a safe and secure environment without having to be a afraid of tomorrow. Your donation will enable us provide a home and a new start for a family who have lost everything as a result of violent conflict.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 1:00 AM, 25 April 2021 to 1:00 AM, 23 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1181225)


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  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • OtherOther


  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers


United Kingdom


The UNHCR's annual global trends report, published in June 2020, reveals the number of people forcibly displaced worldwide has almost doubled in the past decade to 79.5 million, the highest figure on record. Forced displacement now affects more than one per cent of humanity.


Through the government's Community Sponsorship Scheme a group of local people have joined together to provide homes and support for vulnerable refugee families. Canterbury Welcomes Refugees has been doing this since 2019. Although we can only help one family at a time, it is a very tangible and long-lasting solution to the desperate problems of the adults and children we support.

  • I love the work I do with CWR because: 1. I have learnt so much from the clients. 2. I am constantly amazed and in awe of the resilience and courage of people. 3. I am exposed to new and varied perspectives on the world. 4. I am pleased to be able to do some small things to help people displaced fro

    — CWR volunteer