Supporting young refugees who have arrived in Kent

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On 28th August 2020 we successfully raised £33,344 with 1099 supporters in 14 days

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Started on 14th August 2020 Folkestone, England, United Kingdom

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K R A N posted an update on 4th September 2020

Help us get to 1000 supporters!


Dear all, 

First of all thank you so much for your support for our crowdfunder. We’re a small team and it has given us all a real boost to see so much kindness and compassion as an antidote to the recent fear and hostility.

We have had over 900 individual supporters donate to the crowdfunder and we are well over 80% of the way to our target which is amazing! We would like to ask for your help in increasing the number of individual supporters to 1000 and in doing so we hope to hit our fundraising target.

This year there is a significant shortfall in the number of college places that are available to the young people that we work with. Because of the increase in the numbers of young people arriving into Kent many of the colleges are over-subscribed. We won’t know exact figures until a month or so from now but we are expecting that a significant number of young refugees in Kent won’t be able to access college this year. 

For the amazing young people we work with education is a real focus and not having that opportunity will be devastating. We intend to use some of this funding to provide appropriate educational opportunities so that no one misses out. This will involve renting additional space and paying for extra teaching staff, none of which comes cheap.

Once more can we thank you for your support, and ask that you help us share this crowdfunder to reach as many people as possible, and to help us achieve more than 1000 individual donations - something which demonstrates that we are a community which welcomes and supports new arrivals to help them to flourish and succeed.

With very best wishes,

The KRAN Team

K R A N posted an update on 3rd October 2020

Thank you!


Dear supporters,

We wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed and shared our crowdfunding campaign. Our aim was to get more than 1000 individual supporters and reach £30,000. We did both and we're so delighted! We promise you that this money will be put to great use supporting young refugees in Kent to live happy and healthy lives in our community.

YOU are all brilliant. Give yourselves a huge pat on the back.

With grateful thanks,


Help us raise money to support young asylum seekers in Kent though English and Life Skills education, Mentoring and Advocacy.

KRAN is a registered charity that has been going for 17 years. When unaccompanied asylum seeking children arrive in Kent they usually stay in the county. We can never replace their families but we try to give them the help and advice that we would all want our own kids to receive if they had been forced to flee. Our aim is to support these incredible young people to lead happy and healthy lives within our communities and to put everything we can in place to help them achieve their ambitions. 

We work in three main ways. First of all we have an education project that teaches English and Life Skills. Young people of 16 and 17 are often placed in independent living which means they have to look after themselves and we offer lessons in skills such as cooking, budgeting and basic numeracy. Our aim is to support young people to look after themselves well, and to work with local education providers to ensure them a place in statutory education as soon as possible. We also run a mentoring project which links young people up with volunteers in the community and an advocacy project to help them resolve any problems they might run into. 

Recently we have found ourselves in the eye of a media storm as the debate around people arriving in dinghies in search of sanctuary has played out through increasingly toxic coverage. We want to turn this around and use the opportunity of all this attention to raise money to support the amazing young people that we work for. This is particularly important right now as the numbers of young people arriving are rising and our services are stretched. This money will help us expand our provision and ensure that we can work with as many young people as possible.


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23rd November 2020 at 9:57pm

Rosemary Freeman commented

As a nation we should be supporting refugees, not persecuting them.

22nd November 2020 at 7:35am
C Barclay commented

All the best with the fundraising and welcoming refugees to the UK.

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