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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Curious Monkey and curry – celebrating Refugee Week

22nd June 2022|Blog, News|

Curry followed by a drama workshop with the theatre group, Curious Monkey, was on the menu for a group of Action Foundation clients this Refugee Week. The group, mostly made up of learners from our Action Language ESOL classes, enjoyed a veggie curry lunch from the Samosa Sisters before throwing themselves into [...]

Refugee Week 2022 – a time for healing

19th June 2022|Blog, News|

This year the theme of Refugee Week is Healing and a group of refugees and asylum seekers from Action Foundation have been working with Northern Print on an exhibition that will open at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on Wednesday. There are lots of other celebratory events planned for the week around [...]

It’s Volunteers’ Week 2022!

1st June 2022|Blog, News|

Our work here at Action Foundation heavily depends on the commitment and generosity of our dedicated volunteers. In fact we just couldn't deliver the work that we do without them. Last year an amazing 156 volunteers supported Action Foundation across all of our projects! To kick off Volunteers' Week 2022, we'd like [...]

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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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