The Night Shelter is based in Coventry, and provides emergency overnight shelter, food and other basic necessities for asylum seekers and other migrants with no recourse to public funds. It also provides practical and emotional support, to help people tackle their problems and move forward in their lives. Around 75 individuals benefit each year. They are supported by a large team of active volunteers, many of whom have direct experience themselves of the asylum system, destitution and detention.
At the February 2019 meeting of Trustees, the Foundation agreed a three-year grant to The Night Shelter. The grant is £3,000 per annum towards the charity’s general running costs. Outcomes for the work are increased safety and the relief of hardship for people who are otherwise destitute, and increased opportunities to access relevant advice and re-engage or further engage with the asylum system.