The Refugee Fund

Have you got an amazing action planned with and for refugees ?

Need a little financial support to make it happen? Then this is the fund for you!

For many years SCI branches have been active worldwide on an increasing number of projects dedicated to work with refugees and forced migrants who were displaced within or outside their country, in particular in their new home places.

How was the fund created?

At SCI's International Committee Meeting 2015 branches proposed and approved an Urgent Resolution aimed at providing small and easily accessible funds to groups and branches planning projects and actions with and for refugees, lowering barriers to connect with locals and promoting mutual understanding. All in all 13 projects from 10 different branches were enabled in 2016. Thus, at the ICM 2016 it was decided by the approval of an urgent resolution to finance a second round of the Refugee Fund.

The Refugee Fund was initially created using SCI own resources, and will be hopefully refilled thanks to the support of private donors and as a result of local/national and international fundraising activities carried on by branches and activist themselves. The Refugee Fund provides funding (up to 500€) to enable volunteers to carry out small initiatives at the local or national level that support work with refugees.

Applications will be assessed by the Selection Team of the Refugee Fund, which shall communicate their decision within 14 calendar days after the application has been sent. Applications will be accepted until funds are available. The initiatives funded must be completed within 3 months after their approval.
You can find the full Rules and Procedures as well as the Application form in our Members Area.
If you have any questions please contact the Refugee Fund Coordination Team:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.