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

Latest News

Gift of Words Appeal hits £10k target!

17th January 2022|Blog, News|

We're delighted to announce that our Gift of Words Christmas Appeal has raised an amazing £10,620 for our Action Language school, thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses and other donors. The money, which was generated in just five weeks, will ensure our free English classes for refugees and asylum seekers [...]

Digital Transformation Manager

12th January 2022|News, Recruitment|

We're about to embark on an exciting new programme to improve the use of our data and digital systems and we're looking for an experienced leader with a strong track record in data and digital transformation. This new role, reporting directly to the Chief Executive, will help ensure that Action Foundation is [...]

Refugees extend festive hand of friendship to fellow sanctuary seekers

23rd December 2021|Blog, News|

DONATE In the run up to Christmas, our Action Language learners have been practising their English by writing letters to their families back home and sharing welcoming notes with fellow asylum seekers and refugees. So touching are the sentiments expressed in them, that they’ve moved some of our teachers to tears. [...]

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

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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

Action Access

Action Access offers a community-based alternative to clients who have been refused asylum and are currently held in detention. The project has been designed in partnership with the UNHCR and the Home Office.

Find out more about Action Access.

Action Hosting

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak Action Foundation has made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Hosting Project. Action Hosting matches volunteers offering a spare room in their home with a destitute asylum seeker to provide short-term accommodation.

For more information about Action Hosting.

Action Language

Action Language provides free English courses in Newcastle and Sunderland city centre. Our aim is to provide ESOL classes to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants unable to access mainstream classes in a supportive environment.

All our free classes are taught by qualified volunteer teachers.

Find out more about Action Language.


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.

In 2019/20 Action Foundation…


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

help people from…


76 different countries

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

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