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The button at left takes you to our Localgiving.org page, where you will optionally be able to specify Gift Aid which adds 25% to the value of your donation.

 

If you want to pay by cheque, direct debit, or standing order, please contact treasurer@rwmk.org.uk who can also supply you with a Gift Aid declaration form – even for past payments!

 


To undertake your own charitable collection on behalf of Refugees Welcome Milton Keynes, please contact treasurer@rwmk.org.uk for advice and a small ‘collection kit’.

 

Below we describe our furnishing concept called ‘Just One House‘, and further on we remind you that we always welcome book purchases.

JUST ONE HOUSE – WOULD YOU LIKE TO RAISE FUNDS TO FURNISH A HOUSE FOR A REFUGEE FAMILY?

Our partners at the British Red Cross have taken over the responsibility of setting up the homes for new families but we are still looking for organisations who are willing to fund raise to cover the cost (£3500) of furnishing ‘Just One House’ and if possible, to also introduce volunteers who are willing to train to support the families as buddies.  If you know any organisations who might want to support us in this way – please get in touch by sending an email to  office@rwmk.org.uk

BOOKS

We have a large number of bilingual Arabic/English books on our Amazon Wish List, and this has been a wonderful and popular resource for the children in the recently-arrived families.  Please visit that list (or click here) and see if you can help out – the delivery address is specified during the ordering process.  Many thanks for your continued support.

OTHER ITEMS

The British Red Cross is looking for the following small items to help support refugees and asylum seekers who may not necessarily be part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme, but are nevertheless in need of the items below. If you can help provide any of these, please contact tvrefugeesupport@redcross.org.uk    Here is the latest updated information:

Please email tvrefugeesupport@redcross.org.uk if you can provide any of the above items.  Thanks!

Where the money goes

Since we started fund-raising in August 2016, we have collected more than £10,000 from you, our generous donors. The refugee families, and all of us at Refugees Welcome MK (RWMK), thank you for donations that are already helping to change lives.

We have five main areas of expenditure. These are listed below, along with the percentage of donation monies committed:

55% – Resettlement (including gifts of items for houses, etc)
10% – Integration (activities to help establish new life)
21% – Grants (for families to become more independent)
10% – Costs (incl. legal, admin, IT, comms, meeting sundries etc)
4% – Education (including “Outreach” Public Relations resources).

Our broad aim is to keep the combination of Resettlement and Integration expenditure above 70%, because these two areas have the most immediate and profound impact on the new families. We also aim to keep our administration costs to 10% or less. RWMK Trustees have oversight of expenditure via detailed monthly reports from the Treasurer. Full financial details will be available when we publish our Annual Report in the coming months.

Read more about the UK government money allocation for the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme