Useful Organisations

Useful organisations provides a list of organisations, institutions, agencies and funding bodies that might be able to advise, assist or support you when considering avenues into Higher Education, Training and Employment.The list also includes some specialist professional bodies that might be able to support you in your ambitions. Please also refer to Useful Publications for further links.

The list has been subdivided into following main headings for ease of navigation.

Education Guardian
Educational Guidance Service for Adults (EGSA)
Learn Direct
LORECA (London Refugee Economic Action)
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)
RAGU (Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit)
The Times Educational Supplement
The Council for International Education (UKCISA)
Workers Educational Association
Department for Business Innovation and Skills
Direct Gov Education and Learning
National Association of Student Employment Services
National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom
Student Action for Refugees (STAR)

English Language Training
Bell International Language Training
National Association for Teaching English & Other Community Languages to Adults (NATECLA)
International English Language Teaching System

Training General
Empower Teachers
London Refugee Voice
Migrant Resource Centre
New Direction Training Centre
Refugees Online

Employment & Training
Careers A-Z
Employability Forum
Job Centre Plus
Refugees into Jobs
Volunteering made easy  
Time Bank           
African Educational Trust (AET)
All Saints Educational Trust
Beit Trust (for refugees from Malaxi, Zambia and Zimbabwe)
Sir William Boreman's Foundation
British Council
British Federation of Women Graduates
British and Foreign School Society
Campden Charities
Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust
The Canon Collins Educational Trust for South Africa (CCETSA)
Gilchrist Educational Trust
Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund at Khartoum
Great Britain China Educational Trust
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
Postgraduate Studentships
Ruth Hayman Trust
Higher Education Funding Council for England
Islamic Relief
Muslim Aid
Muslim Hands
Airey Neave Trust
Elizabeth Nuffield Educational Fund

Trust For London
Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme
Prince's Trust
Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund
Professional Classes Aid Council
Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

For a summary of various funding organisations you may refer to the Directory of Funding 2010.

Other funding sources

Refugee Women's Association
Testimony Project
Women In London

Asylum Seekers

Citizens Advice Bureaux
Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees in the UK (ICAR)
Refugee Action
Refugee Council
North of England Refugee Service

Health Professionals & Medical Support
British Dental Association
British Medical Association
General Medical Council (GMC)
Health for asylum seekers and refugees portal (HARP)
London Deanery – Overseas Doctors’ Office
Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
Medical Justice Network
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Refugee Therapy Centre
ROSE; Refugees and oversees qualified health professionals into employment in health and social care
The British Arab Medical Association (UK & Ireland)
Red Cross

Iraqi & Iraqi Kurdish Organisations
Iraqi Orphan Care Organisation (IOCO)
Kind Aid International
Kurdish Human Rights Project
Kurdish Advice Centre
The AMAR International Charitable Foundation

Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID)
SOAS Detainee Support Group
Detention Advice Service
Immigration Advisory Service
Immigration and Nationality Directorate
Immigration Law Practitioners' Association
Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees in the UK (ICAR)
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)
Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC)
Refugee and Migrant Justice

Refugee Organisations in Scotland
Scottish Refugee Council
Black and Ethnic Minorities Infrastructure in Scotland
The Bridges Programme
Institute of Contemporary Scotland 
Refugee into Teaching in Scotland
Scottish Funding Council

Other Useful Organisations
Arts and Humanities Research Board
British Academy
British Council
British Red Cross
Economic and Social Research Council
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Institute of Race Relations
The Migration Research Unit
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Refugee Access (for refugees and asylum seekers in Yorkshire, Humberside and the Liverpool area)
Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership (REAP) 
The Royal Society
Southwark Human Rights, Race and Equalities Bureau
UK Visas

Refugee Action
Refugee Council
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees- UK