Ethos and Values

Action Foundation is a charity with a compelling vision to empower vulnerable asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in overcoming exclusion and poverty.  We do this by creating opportunities for them to lead safe, independent, and fulfilled lives. Our services are made available regardless of our clients’ ethnicity, beliefs or background.


Action Foundation seeks to demonstrate in practical ways the values of love for the poor by providing support which gives real hope for the future. Our desire is to serve and we treat all with respect.


The charity was founded in 2005 by City Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, as an expression of Christian faith which leads to helping the poor and marginalised. Action Foundation is supported by City Church along with many other churches, trusts, organisations, and individuals. Our growth has been greatly facilitated by building partnerships with all who share our vision and values, regardless of personal beliefs.