Please make a donation to meet the material needs of the people we serve.
£5 will provide a refugee with a one-month supply of toiletries
£10 provides a weekly transport grant, enabling refugees to travel to our Day Centre and attend essential medical and legal appointments throughout the week
£20 can pay for an emergency hardship grant to newly destitute refugees
£100 helps JRS UK facilitate workshops and activities, such as drama, photography and choir, that build resilience and peer support
Deprived of the right to work and precluded from accessing any benefits, those struggling to gain refugee status in the UK have no means to afford to pay for their basic needs. The gruelling impact of forced destitution leaves many feeling “shunned from society, ostracised, and not allowed to take part in community activities”, as one of our refugee friends described.
Our weekly Day Centre is a welcoming space where everyone is known, cared for and greeted by name. Offering hospitality to around 240 refugees each month, the Day Centre provides for essentials like a freshly cooked hot meal, toiletry packs and a weekly £10 travel grant. Not only do these travel grants allow or refugee friends to get from A to B but it enables them to access justice, to visit friends, and to participate in community.
Your donation this Advent will help JRS UK to continue to support refugees and people seeking asylum with travel grants and the access to crucial support the travel grants offer.
Every donation makes a difference to the lives of refugees and asylum seekers. THANK YOU
Please make cheques payable to “Jesuit Refugee Service” and send to Jesuit Refugee Service UK, The Hurtado Jesuit Centre, 2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT
You can set up a regular donation online through the ‘Donate Online’ button above. If you prefer to send the form by post please download our regular giving donation form.
You can organise a collection for JRS UK and send the money to us on behalf of your group.
You can register with Give as you Live and everytime you shop online a donation will be made to our work.
Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donations to JRS UK will be worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you.
If you Gift Aid your donations we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 you donate to JRS UK. This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don’t forget to Gift Aid your donations if you are a UK tax payer.
How to Gift Aid your donations?
You can Gift Aid Declaration Form and post to: JRS UK, Hurtado Jesuit Centre, 2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT
What we need to claim Gift Aid
Remember: Once you have become a Gift Aid donor, please let us know if you stop paying tax or if you change your name or address so that we can update our records.
Thank you for considering this way of sharing your love of Christ with the refugees we welcome at JRS. We hope that the information provided here will help you appreciate the value of legacies for our work with refugees and how to go about making a gift in your Will.
Make a new life possible
The Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organisation set up in 1980 by Fr. Pedro Arrupé SJ as a spiritual and practical response to the plight of refugees at that time. Sadly our mission to accompany, to serve and to plead the cause of refugees and forcibly displaced people is needed now more than ever. As we look to the future, in a society where politics is increasingly hostile towards migrants, we want to ensure we are able to maintain our welcome to refugees for the long-term as they rebuild their lives. We need you to help us.
JRS UK started when Bernard Elliott, a Jesuit Brother, who died in 2012, established a system of support for Vietnamese refugees. Bernard’s legacy was to show us how to respond to the person in front of us with friendship, generosity and kindness.
Since then volunteers and the staff of JRS have welcomed, supported and stood alongside vulnerable refugees who find themselves left destitute or detained by the asylum process. Our work in the UK alongside refugees through our day centre and detention visiting gives a lifeline of friendship and practical support to around 250 people each month. But we couldn’t do anything without the generosity of our supporters and friends. We want to be available week in week out, until a refugee is able to start their own new life in this country. Gifts in Wills help us to plan ahead, meet needs as they develop and support as many people as we can.
By remembering refugees through a gift in your Will, your values of love and care for your neighbour will live on. Contact us for a guide on how you can make this possible, thank you.