Partners

Sona Circle Partner Organisations

Listed below are a number of (European based) organisations that we have partnered with to provide services and jobs to refugees. Click on the link for further information about these resources. Sona Circle is not responsible for the content of other websites.

Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise UK is the leading global authority on social enterprise with the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK. They are a strategic partner to 6 government departments and have led public policy on social enterprise for 15 years..

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Manchester Refugees Support Network

Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) is a grass-roots organisation directly managed by refugee communities, based in Manchester. For over 22 years, we have been providing practical support to those fleeing persecution, conflict, and various forms of injustice and abuse.

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The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network

Founded in 2016, The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN) is a pioneering new social enterprise that supports and empowers refugees in the UK to realise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and develop their own businesses. Whether they have an early-stage business idea, a business plan or an existing business, TERN can supports refugees in building, growing and scaling up their business.

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AMAKA

AMAKA is a non-profit organisation which aims to facilitate the organisation and operation of art workshops which appeal primarily to young people living urban lives, to immigrants, to under privileged social groups and to all who feel the need to express themselves through art.

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Refugee Action

Refugee Action are a national organisation that help refugees who’ve survived some of the world’s worst regimes. They get them the basic support they need to live again with dignity. Then they help them build safe, happy and productive lives in the UK.

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ACH (Ashley Community Housing)

ACH is a social enterprise specialising in the resettlement of refugees through labour market and social integration. They provide safe, secure and comfortable housing combined with culturally sensitive support and employability skills training.

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HULT Prize Alumni

The Hult Prize is the world’s biggest engine for the launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from university with over 2500 staff and volunteers around the world. In nearly a decade, the movement has deployed more than $50M of capital into the sector and mobilized more than one million young people to re-think the future of business as it continues to breed disruptive innovation on college and university campuses across 100 plus countries.

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UnLtd

UnLtd find, fund, and support social entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life and build sustainable social ventures.Since 2002, working in partnership, they have supported over 16,500 social entrepreneurs. Last year they helped more than 870,000 people to improve their lives. From starting up to scaling up, UnLtd’s unique package of support and funding helps social entrepreneurs to realise their untapped potential and build a better society for all.

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Transitions London

Transitions London are an employment agency with a difference – all of their candidates are refugee professionals. An organisation with 20+ years experience, their service enables potential employers to access the skills of refugee engineers and professional services candidates, who not only have occupational, international, skills and no visa requirement, but also represent the diversity of customers and society.

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CodeDoor

Code Door are a company providing scholarships in coding to refugees, migrants and women. They empower people to build their coding skills through a starter course, followed by a nanodegree. They also have many connections with businesses in the tech industry, who they look to connect learners with on completion of the course.

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Code Your Future

Code Your Future are a non-profit organisation supporting refugees with the dream of becoming developers.

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Breadwinners

Breadwinners are a grass roots charity with a no-brainer model to make this a reality. They provide training and jobs for refugees across their London farmers market stalls, providing a safe and supportive place to work, where refugees can really build confidence, learn new skills and get the experience they need to get a good job or set up a business.

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Renaisi

Launched in 1998, Renaisi is an award-winning social enterprise that helps people and places to thrive. They support people on their journeys into work, equipping them with essential skills, knowledge, experience and opportunities.

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BSEEN

BSEEN stands for Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network, an initiative sponsored by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund. BSEEN offers students and graduates a great package of intensive start-up support for new ventures. Successful participants benefit from a variety of workshops, networking opportunities, tailored mentoring, grants, and workspace at one of our partner universities.

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