Helping refugees integrate into local communities
We are delighted to have launched a new refugee initiative. This project is as part of the government’s commitment to increase integration support for all refugees in the UK, with a key focus on employment and self-employment. It is a positive way for refugees to showcase their abundance of skills and talents, and for the local community to assist in their integration.
Latest refugee project news
What do a blacksmith, a make-up artist, a painter and decorator, and a silk importer have in common? Well, they are just some of the businesses being developed through an exciting new MENTA programme for refugee entrepreneurs.
Based in three key locations across the East of England, MENTA is supporting 30 people from 16 countries to start their own businesses, with the important aim of helping them integrate into their local communities and hopefully create jobs within those communities. Despite the recent Covid-19 lockdown, the programme has been able to continue at pace with MENTA’s expert business advisor Monica Bell providing 1-2-1 support and coaching through video conferencing.
Support for refugees looking to start a business in East Anglia from MENTA Business Support
A new pilot programme aimed to encourage refugee entrepreneurs across the UK has been launched by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) with funding from the Home Office and the National Lottery Community Fund.