Refugee women grant scheme

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Bidders must comply with government guidelines and recommendations when delivering their proposed work, and should indicate how to they are going to do so. Please note that there may be circumstances in which government advice may prevent the fulfilment of grant agreements. It is at the Grant Scheme Panel’s discretion to suspend, postpone or extend particular grant schemes or projects, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Background

Since 2016 the Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programme (the Programme) has resettled 130 refugee families in Lancashire, most of whom are Syrian refugees. Refugee resettlement is one of the durable solutions to the refugee problem, whereby vulnerable refugees who cannot settle in their original country of refuge, become eligible, and are accepted, for resettlement in a third country, which takes responsibility to support their integration. The Programme supports the resettled refugee families in various ways, including the provision of casework support to help the families settle in their new communities and access mainstream services. It also facilitates access to ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes and provides interpreting and translation support to some of our delivery partners, among other services.

Refugee resettlement programmes work with some of the most vulnerable refugees, selected on the basis of a number of vulnerability criteria, including people with medical conditions and disabilities, survivors of torture and/or violence, women or girls at risk, and children or adolescents at risk.

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