Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in the North East of England which supports refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. This year our Winter Appeal is focused on the growing problem of homelessness. You can help the people we house by making a donation today. And what’s more, every pound donated (up to the value of £250) will be match funded by the Aviva Community Fund, so each donation will be doubled. That’s double the donation, double the impact!

Latest News

‘I slept at a bus station before Action Foundation found me a home’

27th November 2023|Blog, Client Story, News|

Our Winter campaign, Raise the Roof, aims to fundraise for and raise awareness of the extent of the homelessness problem facing refugees and asylum seekers. Here we introduce you to one refugee who made his way from Ethiopia to the UK in search of sanctuary - and found support from Action Foundation. [...]

Accommodation Services Support Work Manager

22nd November 2023|Jobs, News, Uncategorised|

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised person to manage our team of support workers, who support asylum seekers and refugees in our accommodation across Newcastle and Gateshead, equipping them to sustain an independent life in the UK. The successful candidate will be experienced in managing and leading teams who [...]

We launch our Raise the Roof Winter Appeal

20th November 2023|Blog, News|

Action Foundation has unveiled its seasonal appeal to help support homeless refugees and asylum seekers this winter. Our Raise the Roof Crowdfunder is being supported by our friends at the Aviva Community Fund, meaning every pound donated up to the value of £250 is doubled. That means every donation we receive [...]

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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 and Gateshead 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 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 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

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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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