Support our work

Thank you for supporting our work. The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants relies entirely on donations and grants, and the support of the community is absolutely vital to us.

Without your generosity, we would not be able to undertake our crucial work to support some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in London today. Find out more about our clients’ stories, and how the Centre has helped them, here.

There are a number of ways to support us: through donations and fundraising, volunteering, and supporting clients directly through donations in kind.

“The Centre is important to me mainly for the support I get in this place, and when I say support I mean emotional, financial, sharing ideas and community relationship.”

Donate Your Unwanted Items

We’re always on the lookout for specific items that some of our individual clients particularly need.

If you’re London-based and able to deliver somewhere local to you, please do get in touch at Thank you!

At the moment we’re looking for:

Smart Phones, Tablets, Laptops (all areas)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) text books (Area: Camden)

Life in the UK Test Handbook and Study Guide (all areas)

Sewing Machine. (Area: Wood Green)

Blender. (Area: Wood Green)

Football. (Area: Wapping)

Children’s colouring books, coloured pens and pencils. (Area: Harrow)


Your generous support is crucial to enable some of the most vulnerable members of our community to rebuild their lives:

£100 will pay for a full day of our Support Service, enabling asylum seekers and refugees to resolve crippling practical problems

£75 will pay for an English class for 30 asylum seekers and refugees

£50 will pay for a therapeutic arts and writing session for 20 asylum seekers and refugees

£20 will cover an emergency grant for food and clothing for an asylum seeker with no access to financial support

£5 will provide warm drinks to welcome our clients when they arrive in the morning.

Please consider committing to a regular donation. Regular donations, no matter how small, enable us to plan for the future, and offer stability to our clients who are so often adrift. Regular donations can be set up in 5 minutes through our online donation page, which automatically increases the value of donations through collecting Gift Aid.

There are a number of easy ways to donate:

Donate online here

Donate by cheque or bank transfer: Donations – Information for Donors

Host a fundraising event for us, by setting up a fundraising page here

If you would like to donate in another way, and claim Gift Aid – or even to claim Gift Aid on past donations – you can do so through our easy online form here. Gift Aid adds 25p to every pound donated – and every little helps!

If you have any questions, or would like to explore other ways to support us, please contact us at


The generosity of our volunteers is crucial to the success of our vital work. It is also a hugely rewarding experience, working with experienced staff to enable some of the most vulnerable people in our community to take huge steps in rebuilding their lives. We work with around 30 volunteers each year.

Opportunities are available across all areas of our work, from English language classes to arts activities. We also welcome volunteers who have new ideas about activities for clients; we will support you to develop and implement these ideas.

We are not currently recruiting new volunteers as the centre remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

We are, however, always looking for new ways to engage with and support our clients remotely.  If you have any ideas and would like to be involved, please do get in touch and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

To get involved, please contact us.