Funds for migrants without access to public funds

Coronavirus is affecting everyone's lives - and people with insecure immigration status are some of the hardest hit. Many have no right to work so are in low-paid, precarious jobs and have to continue to work despite the risk to their health. Many people have been abruptly laid off from their jobs and left with no income to pay for rent, food or medication.  
 
As a result of the government’s ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ policy, most migrants are not entitled to any benefits or financial support. The government’s hostile environment policy also stops many people seeking help and support, as this could lead to their detention or deportation. As a result, this is a really difficult time for many migrants, particularly people with insecure immigration status. This Fund for migrants without access to public funds will go directly to the people who need it to give emergency financial support during this period. 
 
Liverpool Migrant Solidarity Network is a collective of people working together to resist the hostile environment that migrants face in our city & beyond. We do this by linking with vital local services working with migrants. We are aware through our networks of many individuals and families who cannot access help because of their NRPF status, and therefore are in acute need of financial support.  
 
This campaign is raising money to offer some much needed support to those who the current system is failing. We are working closely with Merseyside Asylum Link and other local organisations to get referrals for the fund, ensuring the money is distributed effectively.  We will work with people applying for the fund to work out how much they need. This will include food, utility bills, medicines, or anything else people may need support with.
 
The fund will be distributed immediately and will be open for applications on a weekly basis thereafter.

Donations

  • Rupery French 
    • £100 
    • 1 hr
  • Jen Porter 
    • £30 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 7 d
  • Lisa Matthews RtR 
    • £150 
    • 8 d
  • Jody Crutchley 
    • £15 
    • 8 d
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Organizer

Liverpool Migrant Solidarity Network 
Organizer
Liverpool, North West England, United Kingdom
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