Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through our free English language school and supported housing projects we support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants experiencing isolation in Tyne and Wear and provide opportunities to help them overcome their exclusion. We empower the people we support to: avoid homelessness, integrate into the local community, develop skills, gain employment, increase independence and confidence as well as overcome their isolation. 

This year we have 12 amazing runners who will be taking on the Great North Run in September. All money raised will allow us to continue and strengthen our support for vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. 

Will you support us to meet our fundraising target?  

The fundraising team:Curtis Irvine. Jack  McCann . Emma Johnston. Maria  Figueira. Jane Pollinger. Abbie Rai. Joe Thorpe. Kate Townsend. Carlos Rosales. Francesca Speed. Helen Joyce. Lewis Williams.

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£6,377.48 raised of £3,300.00 target


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Action Foundation Action Foundation

Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne providing help to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants through supported housing and free community language classes.

Action Foundation empowers refugees to overcome exclusion, supporting them to; avoid homelessness and extreme poverty, access vital services, increase their skills and employability, access legal support, integrate and live independently.  

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  • Thu, July 9 2020, 1:27 PM : We have some sad news to share today. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak Action Foundation has made the difficult deci… https://t.co/dMn1ifJR5N
  • Thu, July 9 2020, 12:33 PM : These creative packs are fantastic and will be hugely appreciated by the families we are supporting 🎨🖌️🧶 #ThankYou https://t.co/JESb0TWsnY
  • Thu, July 9 2020, 11:59 AM : “These are people who are fleeing their home country not out of choice, but out of necessity. If they could speak w… https://t.co/ryIMJbhLaE
  • Thu, July 9 2020, 9:13 AM : We believe in you @AbiWalkerNE 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🧡🧡🧡 #GNRSoloChallenge https://t.co/4LORcbdTa3
  • Wed, July 8 2020, 2:38 PM : Another bundle of home-made face masks for the refugees and asylum seekers we support - kindly put together and don… https://t.co/7dS5kFE8FI
  • Wed, July 8 2020, 9:29 AM : RT @maybulman: Among these homeless people who can't access public funds are those who have lived in UK for decades with British children,…
  • Wed, July 8 2020, 8:33 AM : Here's an inspiring watch for this morning featuring the fantastic @Compasscollect2 - a non profit theatre collecti… https://t.co/ywUQfISE5r