Action Foundation’s ‘Grow’ project looks to support refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to start their own mini gardening projects this Spring. Many migrants do not have the finances to start new hobbies or access leisure services - something which we know is crucial to improving mental health and wellbeing. With your help, we want to equip our beneficiaries to create their own mini gardens and watch the fruits of their labour GROW!
Barclays have kindly donated us some seeds so now we're looking to fundraise enough money to provide our beneficiaries with compost, tools and pots. Can you help us raise £500 to fund our 'Grow' project?
Support Worker, Sarah, told us: 'Many of our clients in supported housing have been feeling isolated and bored during lockdown, especially those with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) as they can’t afford to pick up a new hobby to occupy their time.'
'Over the last lockdown, clients have been asking me for ways to keep active and entertained, as well as ways to improve their wellbeing and mental health.'
'With the spring sunshine arriving, it is the perfect time for our clients to start a mini gardening project. Planting, watering, and caring for small plants will improve the wellbeing of our clients, as they have a task to do everyday and something which relies on their care – this increases people’s productivity, motivation and overall wellbeing.'
Please donate what you can and help improve the wellbeing of migrants this Spring!
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
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.