The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022

Double your donation and support young refugees and asylum seekers to access higher education

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 

We’re taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge this December to raise money to launch our new project The Sanctuary Scholars Programme, which will support young refugee and asylum seeker Scholars to access higher education. 

From Tuesday 29th November until Tuesday 6th December at midday, all donations made through The Big Give website will be doubled, thanks to match funding from our supporters.

The Sanctuary Scholars Programme

In the UK, 1 in 3 of the most advantaged young people progress to the most competitive universities, compared to just 1 in 33 of the least advantaged.

Young refugees and asylum seekers often face complex barriers in accessing higher education. According to Office for Students, only 1% of displaced people are in higher education in the UK.

The Sanctuary Scholars Programme is a condensed version of our longest-running project The Scholars Programme helps students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress to the most competitive universities. Students will also receive tailored information about Sanctuary Scholarships, which are available to students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds at universities throughout the country.

We need your help!

To launch The Sanctuary Scholars Programme and enable 40 young refugees and asylum seekers to take part, we need to meet our target of £8,000. 

All donations made during The Big Give week will be matched by our Big Give Champion The Reed Foundation, as well as our other generous supporters. To donate and instantly double the impact of your donation for refugees and asylum seekers click here 

Anything you’re able to donate is much appreciated, and will help us to empower Scholars, wherever they come from, through education.