About the charity

At The Harbour Project we welcome and support refugees and asylum seekers in Swindon.

To those who’ve risked their lives, families and homes fleeing war and persecution, we provide friendship and hope for a future. With this purpose, we’ve been working tirelessly since the Kosovo crisis in 2000. Today, we’re aiding people from across the world.

We became a registered charity in 2003 when a small team of staff committed resources to running daily drop-in services, Monday to Friday. Whether it’s recreational activities, assistance with legal processes or help with social welfare, we’re still giving all we can to new visitors.

For some, our services are their lifeline. Together with our local community partners, we act to save vulnerable people from destitution and build awareness of people on the complex road to becoming a refugee.

Our Mission

We aim to give every individual who seeks asylum in our area a fair opportunity to gain refugee status and become part of our community.

Our Goal

We work to improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers by offering support, building awareness and raising money.

Who we help

We help asylum seekers and refugees. Simple. Recent events such as the Arab Spring and the Syrian conflict have driven people to us from affected countries. Others arrive from countries like Eritrea, Iraq and Somalia where human rights are abused, daily. Our chart shows you where some of our Harbour visitors come from.

Where do Harbour visitors come from?

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April 2015 – March 2016