Our main objective was to sponsor 2 refugee families to rebuild their lives in Bude under the Government’s Community Sponsorship Programme. We have achieved this, and although we continue to support the two families, we do now have the capacity to provide support to other refugees as the need arises.
Although we were approved by the Home Office to sponsor an Afghan family to settle in Bude, there was no suitable private rental housing available so we have been unable to fulfil this.
We have given advice and supported local families hosting Ukrainians under the Homes for Ukrainian programme.
We are currently using funds raised for Afghans and Ukrainians to run a small grants programme, to help with education, transport and/or hardship. Please contact us for further information.