One donation, twice the impact
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020
For one week only, BHN are doubling your donations! Yep, you read it right – every donation you give online from the 1st - 8th December will be match-funded, doubling its value. We hope to raise a whopping £15,000. Can you help us?
When: Funding window is from 12pm 1st December, closing 12pm 8th December
How: Sign up to our email mailing list here to receive updates, and donate online through The Big Give here during the funding window (DON’T donate outside the funding window, as your donation won’t be doubled through match-funding)
Who: Match-funding of up to £7,500 has been pledged by supporters of BHN and The Medlock Charitable Trust. Every donation we receive from you will ‘unlock’ the equivalent amount of match-funding – you give £100, we receive £200!
The need for this money
It is difficult for people seeking asylum to provide the right evidence. As a result, many are refused, with no right to work, rent privately, receive benefits or social housing. Their only options are illegal working, at high risk of exploitation, being severely marginalised, and often sleeping rough. Many are suffering with the effects of PTSD or living with the consequences of trauma. The only way forward is to make a fresh asylum claim, requiring stability, safety, and advice to survive.
What it will be spent on
We help members to make a fresh claim by providing accommodation, wellbeing support and access to legal advice. We also provide £15 per week via our Solidarity Fund, which is an increase on last year due to the need for extra support in lockdown. This means the fund's annual budget increased by £14,480 to a total of £25k. In addition to this, we will be housing more members than ever before through the Host Expansion Project, and so this will further increase our budget for the Solidarity Fund in the new year, not to mention the fact that trusts and foundations won't cover this kind of expense.
SAVE THE DATE
Make a note of our funding window between 1st - 8th December, and make sure you
Donate online between 1st - 8th December
Tell all your friends about our Christmas Challenge and our project
Post on Facebook/Twitter with the #christmaschallenge2020