Interested in fundraising for The Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre? Find out how you can help below.

Why fundraise for CRMC? 

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre heavily depends on donations to support some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our society, who are left destitute by the very systems that should keep them safe.  This includes many victims of domestic violence, trafficking, torture, and those seeking safety from war and persecution who have no recourse to public funds and services.

With the generosity of donors, we are able to provide financial support at their time of need to purchase essential items such as food, shelter medication, baby milk, nappies, travel, hygiene and sanitary items.

Toni Soni – Centre Director

Start fundraising for CRMC

Are you interested in fundraising for The Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre?

Whether you want to organise your own fundraising or take part in one of our fundraising challenges, we are here to support you along the way.

For any fundraising queries, please contact George by emailing

How funds are spent 

Any raised funds or donations we receive will help us to continue providing client support and services. We provide advice and guidance on matters such as housing and immigration, we also help and support vulnerable clients with a range of needs, such as homelessness, domestic violence, mental health.

The Coventry Destitution Fund was established in 2009 to provide food, shelter and clothes to vulnerable asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants within our city. Via our other services, we then work with these vulnerable people to ensure they can rebuild their lives in peace.

£5 One food parcel with basic items, or toiletries and necessities such as sanitary towels for one person to last two days.

£10 One food parcel, which contributes to feeding one person for a week.

£25 Food and necessities for a destitute person to contribute towards their upkeep for a fortnight.

£85 Food and necessities for a pregnant destitute woman to last a month.

£100 Food and necessities to help support a homeless family for a month.

Donations are also spent on materials and equipment which we rely on to deliver our services effectively. For example, IT equipment for our English language classes.

Fundraising ideas A-Z 

Want to raise funds for The Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre but not sure how?

We have put together an A-Z full of ideas to help you decide – take a look at the ideas below.

• Auction

• Afternoon tea

• Bungee jumping

• Bring & buy

• Beard shave

• Cake sale

• Cycling

• Competition

• Dancing

• Dog walking

• Dress down day

• Ebay

• Eating challenge

• Exhibition

  • • Face painting

    • Fun run

    • Fancy dress


• Games night

• Give it up

• Head shave

• Hike

• Indoor sports

• Jazz night

• Jumble sale

• Karaoke night

• Kayaking

  • • Lotteries

    • Lifting challenge


• Marathon

• Music evening

• Mini Olympics

• Non uniform day

• Netball tournament

• Odd jobs

• Obstacle run

  • • PJ’s day

    • Picnic party

    • Painting

• Quiz night

• Races

• Raffle

• Sponsored silence

• Skydiving

• Sell items on Vinted/Depop

• Talent show

• Tombola

• Used books sale

• Upcycling

• Vintage sale

• Vegan challenge

• Variety show

• Walking

• Waxing

• Xmas market

• Yoga

• Zumbathon

Client case study

Client’s background

Client A is a failed Nigerian asylum seeker, who was coerced into withdrawing his claim when he went to report, because he is illiterate and did not understand what he was signing.

He had been homeless and sleeping rough for two months when he came into our services in July 2021, after being found sleeping in a Coventry park 

Following a risk assessment, it was found that he suffered a bronchial infection (for which he was hospitalised) and his mental health had deteriorated severely because he had stopped taking his medication

How did CRMC help? 

We support with any GP appointments and ensure he is receiving his prescriptions.

We housed him in one of our shared supported houses and provided him with bedding, plates, cutlery, and basic toiletries.

We allocated a dedicated Immigration advisor and a solicitor to help with his case. We are now awaiting instructions from the Home Office.

We referred him to ESOL for basic literacy classes via CRMC. We also provided him with a mobile phone.

We offer financial support, either cash payments or store vouchers, to purchase items he may require. We also help him with budgeting and income management.

We referred him to one of our social classes, the Men’s group where he can socialise with others. Here, he also has access to food, internet and counsellors who can assist him with queries or concerns he may not be comfortable addressing with his CRMC Caseworker.

We provide him with food, clothing, and toiletries. He gets food items through either a weekly drop from our partner Langar Aid, our own CRMC pantry or Foodbank Vouchers. Being of Nigerian descent he has specific food items which he can use the cash we provide to shop at the African market in town.

We have referred him to CGL (Change Grow Live) and is attending Coventry drug and alcohol services to support him with his substance abuse issues.

We have referred him to CRMC Therapy Services where he sees a counsellor weekly at our offices. He suffers from anxiety, depression and is prone to self-harming when he is under stress, he has self-harmed in the past. 


Therapy Services have already improved his mental health considerably to a point where he is comfortable addressing his immigration and some of the trauma he faced in Nigeria.

Fundraising pack

To request a fundraising information pack, please email George:

Alternatively, if you are all ready to fundraise, we have a sponsorship form and paying in form which you can print at home:

Sponsorship Form

Other ways to fundraise

Amazon Smile: You Shop, Amazon Gives

Choose The Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre as your charitable organisation, so we can receive donations at no cost to you. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases.

Collection Boxes

Collection boxes can be put in your shop, office, church or school to raise funds for CRMC.

Please contact us to arrange a collection box.

Fundraising in school or the workplace

Why not get students or colleagues involved in a sponsored activity or fundraiser in aid of The Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre. Whether you want to wear your pyjamas for the day, host a bake sale or are unsure of your fundraising idea – please get in touch.

Online Fundraising

Set up an online fundraising page to help you reach your target and start fundraising straight away.

We are currently in the process of arranging Facebook Fundraising, please check back soon for updates.