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#REFUGEE SUPPORT

A new programme to help refugees integrate and grow their new business ideas is launched

Helping refugees integrate and grow their new business ideas.

Well-being & Work for Refugee Integration Programme

MENTA is proud to partner with the Strategic Migration Partnership (SMP), East of England Local Government Association on the Well-being & Work for Refugee Integration Programme (WW4RI).  The project is based on the principle that being economically active is the most significant step towards becoming integrated in UK society.  To find out more about the wider project check out the Strategic Migration Partnerships website by clicking here WW4RI.

MENTA has successfully partnered with the SMP previously on the Centre for Entrepreneurs pilot project for Refugee Entrepreneurship.  MENTA’s role in the Well-being & Work for Refugee Integration programme is to help refugee entrepreneurs from across the East of England realise their dreams of starting a business in the UK.  MENTA’s excellent track record of helping new businesses start and grow, means that our refugee clients will receive excellent support and advice.  

Watch the video below to hear from one of our existing clients Salah El Nagar on how he started his business and how MENTA helped him on his journey.

MENTA’s Business Adviser Andy Byrne now leads our support, working closely with clients and suppliers, coaching and delivering the key business planning and support to our clients.  Andy brings more than twenty years of new business creation, planning and client coaching to the project. Please email Andy: andy@menta.org.uk

This project is part funded by the EU Asylum Migration, and Integration fund (AMIF) 

Project Manager for MENTA, John Neild explains, “The Well-being & Work for Refugee Integration programme, will provide a range of support for refugees across the East of England.  MENTA will provide training, guidance and business support, helping individuals realise their dreams of starting a business in the UK.  We will help clients with all aspects of business planning, marketing and bookkeeping, through 1:1 coaching sessions and its Knowledge Hub, enabling clients to access learning and support at a tie that is convenient to them”.

This project is part funded by the EU Asylum Migration, and Integration fund (AMIF) 


Looking for support? MENTA offer a range of training and coaching for new and established businesses. We have training sessions as well as additional learning resources please click here to be taken to the MENTA Knowledge Hub.


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