MRSN Granted £300,000 by Big Lottery Fund

Manchester Refugee Support Network is delighted to announce that the Big Lottery Fund has awarded a grant of £299,090 to our charity, to fund the Shared Routes program. Shared Routes is about establishing a ‘Peer Navigator’ programme from within refugee and asylum seeker communities, promoting the skills and attributes of its beneficiaries in Manchester, Tameside and Salford. It will work with refugee and asylum seeking beneficiaries to increase and promote cohesion and engagement with mainstream communities. It will also seek to counter the misinformation around refugee and asylum seeker communities, which contribute to poor community relations and lead to increased community tension. The project will also promote the skills and attributes of its beneficiaries to strengthen community relations by giving back time, harnessing skills and encouraging volunteering to promote well-being through social action activities. MRSN cannot wait to start the project, which will involve the participation of many different local community groups and partner organisations. We want to offer our sincerest gratitude to Big...
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MRSN shortlisted for Spirit of Manchester Award!

MRSN shortlisted for Spirit of Manchester Award!

Amazing news! MRSN has been shortlisted for the Spirit of Manchester Awards in the category of Health and Wellbeing. The Spirit of Manchester Awards are organised and shortlisted by the one and only Manchester Community Central and are awarded to charitable, community and enterprising groups as a way of recognising the contribution they make to the community. MRSN is honoured by this recognition. The winner is decided by an online vote on the Manchester Community Central website. Voting takes place between the 1st and 31st of July.   Keep your eyes peeled for updates! https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/spirit-of-manchester/spirit-manchester-awards...
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Pictures of the week 5th October

Pictures of the week 5th October

Welcome back to picture of the week. Sorry we have been away! MRSN is made up of many community organisations that show the highly diverse refugee culture of Manchester. One of the most active organisations is the Eritrean Merhaba Community Association(MCA). The archive has kindly been donated a large number of pictures of the organisations activities by Ibrahim Sirage. They show members celebrating EID and also receiving university certificates of recognition in 2013. As well as charting the history of MRSN, our heritage project aims to show how many different communities have come together and show the amazing things can be achieved if people organiser and work together for change. Thanks to Ibrahim for all his help and support on the project.  ...
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