This Christmas, we need your help to raise money for our free community Action Language school – giving the gift of words to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants across Tyne and Wear.

Learning English gives our beneficiaries the tools to navigate life here in the North East. With the right words, you can get on a bus, speak to your GP and talk to your children’s teacher.

Our Action Language schools in Newcastle and Sunderland provide free English language teaching from volunteer teachers and assistants. Last year we supported 697 people to improve their language skills through our free ESOL classes.

“The class has been a positive chance for me.” –
Action Language Student

Now we need YOU to help keep this vital service running. This Christmas we’re asking our community of supporters to donate to this vital campaign.

Your donation will make a HUGE difference to our Action Language school…

£5 will pay for a learning pack with a notebook, pen, pencil and resources to help learners study. Last year we sent out 700 learning packs!

£50 covers the cost of mobile phones for our Action Language team for a whole month – making sure we’re able to set up assessments, support learners to access online classes and answer any questions

£500 pays for 200 students to attend our Language school for a whole week... 

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£5,270.00 raised of £10,000.00 target by 27 supporters

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About the good cause

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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For further information visit the twitter feed.

  • Fri, December 3 2021, 1:19 PM : @ToonLibraries Thank you friends 🧡
  • Fri, December 3 2021, 1:18 PM : RT @ToonLibraries: We're incredibly proud to work with @actionFdn and have loved reading Athab's story. Consider donating to Action Foundat…
  • Fri, December 3 2021, 12:21 PM : Tynemouth is holding a candlelit vigil on Monday evening to remember those who perished in the Channel. Please go a…
  • Fri, December 3 2021, 12:19 PM : Please think about adding our English language learners to your Christmas gift list! Just look what £20 could do!…
  • Fri, December 3 2021, 10:48 AM : Anyone hear this story by Lucy Manning on @BBCr4today? Take a bow Helga Macfarlane, thank you for making…
  • Thu, December 2 2021, 2:02 PM : On our blog today - meet Viv Harrison, creator of the Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt which she's made for our…
  • Thu, December 2 2021, 12:58 PM : RT @revdavetubby: Really good to meet with Duncan McAuley from @actionFdn this morning, looking at ways to support refugees & asylum seeker…