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Our work addresses all aspects of the social exclusion of migrants and refugees with the aim of meaningful integration in the UK. We provide advice and support to individuals and community organisations, produce research and work in partnership to influence policy and facilitate better understanding and inclusion.


The Forum's mission is to promote the rights of migrants and refugees by developing sustainable community organisations that contribute to an inclusive society.

We do this by:

-Organsing  and strengthening community organisations and indivduals for positive change
-Ensuring equality and justice for all migrants and refugees through strategic advocacy and policy work
-Celebrating positive contributions and leadership development of migrants and refugees across the UK


Our vision is for each individual to be treated equitably, according to their needs with respect and dignity. Migrants and refugees should be recognised and respected for their contributions to British society. We envision a world in which migrant and refugee communities are seen as a valuable and essential part of our society.


Our values inspire our work. They describe how we believe we should behave in order to achieve our vision. As an organisation we strive to be:

-Positive and Proactive
-Inclusive and Diverse
-Responsive and Challenging
-Passionate and Knowledgeable


The Forum is a registered charity under the name 'Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum'.

Registered charity no. 1077116
Company limited by guarantee no. 3673737

Registered address:

2 Thorpe Close
W10 5XL

Our trustees are:

Ali Lazizi, West London Moroccan Widadia

Edward Chow, Chinese Migrants Network

Lorrain Gilbert, Notting Hill Housing

Mohamed Farah, Hodan Somali Community Group

Christine Yates , HR Consultant

Senait Eyob Shigute, Ethiopian Women's Empowerment Group

Jonathan Ellis, British Red Cross

Marion Vargaftig, Co-founder/Director, Manifesta

Judith Blakeman, Cllr Lab. RBKC,

Bekele Woyecha, Community Organiser, Citizens UK, co-opted trustee

Roz Pendlebury, Psychotherapist (facilitator)

Our annual reports and audited accounts can be found on the Charity Commission website.

Annual Accounts 2014

Annual Accounts 2013

Annual Accounts 2012


The Forum is funded by:

AB Charitable Trust

Barrow Cadbury Trust

European Commission 

Tri-borough Public Health and WCCGs

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The City Bridge Trust

The Henry Smith Charity 

Trust for London

Unbound Philanthropy 

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Metropolitan Migration Foundation