Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through our free InterAction Drop In / Casework service, Language & Learning, and supported housing projects, we support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants to integrate successfully into the community and lead more independent and resilient lives.

Latest News

Surfing fundraiser supports our Young Lives service

24th April 2024|Blog, News, Young Lives|

Young refugee women are learning to surf thanks to an exciting partnership between Action Foundation and the Tynemouth based surf academy Yonder. Sally McGee, who set up Yonder, has a background in working with refugees at both British Red Cross and the Refugee Council, so she has first-hand knowledge of the benefits [...]

Durham Uni students take to the runway for Action Foundation

28th March 2024|Blog, Fundraising, News|

Students from St. Chad’s College, one of the oldest colleges at the University of Durham, will be fundraising for Action Foundation through their annual Charity Fashion Show. A longstanding tradition, the St. Chad’s College Fashion Show is organised by the students of St. Chad’s through their charity committee. Each year, they [...]

Social prescribing success in South Tyneside

14th March 2024|Blog, interAction Drop in, News|

Refugees and asylum seekers in South Tyneside are benefiting from a whole range of activities thanks to InterAction South Tyneside's new social prescribing project. Action Foundation has linked up with a range of community organisations to create opportunities for volunteering or trying out a new hobby, thanks to support from the [...]

Keep up to date with the latest Action Foundation news, events, projects and fundraising opportunities by signing up to our newsletter or visiting us on social media.

Action Letting

Action Letting provides supported accommodation to newly granted single adult refugees at risk of homelessness during their rapid transition to mainstream housing. We currently manage 15 properties in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland on behalf of private landlords.

Find out more about Action Letting.

Action Housing

Action Housing provides supported accommodation to destitute asylum seekers with no recourse to public funds. Due to their immigration status this extremely vulnerable group are unable to work or receive any government support and are therefore entirely reliant on the help of charities or friends to survive.

Find out more about Action Housing

Language & Learning

Language & Learning provides free English lessons and employability skills to people seeking asylum, refugees, and other migrants.

We offer tuition, guidance and advice in safe learning spaces for people aged 18+

Find out more about Language & Learning.


InterAction provides a friendly, accessible, interactive and supportive environment to help new and other migrants experiencing loneliness, isolation and feelings of disorientation, to connect with other people and cultures, local places and services.

For more information about InterAction.

Young Lives

We provide specialised practical, emotional and social support for asylum seeking and refugee children, families and young people. Our aim is to provide a specialised and trauma informed service that can be accessed by families or by individual young people.

Find out more about Young Lives.

In 2022/23 Action Foundation…


refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants to access our services.
Volunteers worked with us to…

help people from…


70 different countries

“I got the chance to improve a lot my English language and to meet new people and friends. Thanks to Language & Learning, I got my job in the UK, I really feel much more confident.”

Language & Learning Service User

Contact Us