Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through our free InterAction Drop In, Digital Inclusion project, English language school, 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.

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Action Foundation staff Step Up for Refugees

8th August 2022|Blog, Fundraising, News|

Meet the Action Foundation Super Steppers! Nine staff are currently battling it out for Super Stepper status in the Step Up for Refugees Challenge - a month-long summer fundraiser aimed at getting people active at the same time as raising money to support our projects for refugees and asylum seekers across Tyne [...]

Dave takes on triple challenge ‘farewell fundraiser’

2nd August 2022|Blog, Fundraising, News|

Our Head of Fundraising, Dave Bowditch, has just completed the first of a hat trick of epic challenges he has taken on as a farewell fundraiser before he retires from Action Foundation this autumn. Dave's first challenge was the Yorkshire Three Peaks - a 24-mile trek taking in three mountains - Ingleborough [...]

Why I’m taking on the Step Up for Refugees Challenge – ex Puma pilot, James Fairman

29th July 2022|Blog, Fundraising, News|

On Monday we launch our Step Up for Refugees summer fundraiser - a step challenge created to show asylum seekers and refugees that they do not walk alone and that there are people willing to step up and support them. James Fairman is one of the first to take on the challenge [...]

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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 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 2020/21 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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