The Respond and Adapt Programme (RAP) was established by Migration Exchange, NACCOM and Refugee Action in April 2020. It aims to support 130 organisations in the UK migration sector across to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
A total of £2,137,000 has been granted to 130 organisations across the UK. Grants are for 12 months and range from £10,000 to £45,000 towards meeting immediate needs and adapting services to Covid-19.
As part of RAP we have also provided various grants for strategic projects to benefit the wider sector, including:
Migration and the far right: A project with Hope Not Hate to help equip the migration and refugee sector to better understand the extent and nature of the threat posed by the far right and to support them to apply these insights.
Challenging institutional accommodation: A project with Asylum Matters to coordinate and drive forward advocacy related to challenging the use of institutional accommodation for people seeking asylum.
Access to vaccinations: A project with Doctors of the World which is working with excluded populations and the health sector to influence the UK’s vaccination programme and ensure equal access to Covid-19 vaccines.
The programme is generously supported by ten contributing funders: AB Charitable Trust, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Comic Relief, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Lloyds Bank Foundation, Migration Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Rayne Foundation, and The Blue Thread.
If you have a question about the Respond & Adapt programme or would like to know more, please email HelenB@refugee-action.org.uk.