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.”



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 increases 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 Katie Commons on


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 welcome volunteer applications throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering, the first step is to contact the Volunteer Manager to express interest and tell us a little bit about yourself, what you would like to offer and why you would like to work with us.

To get involved, please contact us.

Donations in kind

We rely on the generosity of many committed individuals who give us gifts in kind for distribution among those most in need. We collect and distribute:
Dried Food
Packet Food
Tinned Food
Cooking Oil
Tea and Coffee
Cleaning Products

If you would like to make a donation in kind, please drop off any donations between 11am and 1pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays. Due to limited storage space, we are only able to accept a maximum of two carrier bags of clothes at any one time.

Please contact us for more details.