Having urgently needed new premises for some time, RSN now has the exciting opportunity to buy a permanent home which will serve as both a national headquarters and a safe and welcoming space for young refugees, underpinning significant positive impact in the years to come.
Can you help us make this happen?
This is your opportunity to lay the foundations for many years of positive and hopeful impact in the lives of young refugees.
Your catalytic support - at whatever level is appropriate for you - will kickstart our wider fundraising efforts and will be acknowledged in a permanent display in the refurbished building.
RSN is looking for a project manager to help us move to a new home - which will enable us to transform the quantity and quality of our work with young refugees. We’re looking for a motivated and initiative-taking individual who is excited by RSN’s vision and keen to get people to come alongside and support us as we prepare to move to our new premises.The mission of this role is to ensure that the refurbishment of the new office and community space is completed on time, within budget and to a high standard.
Our vision for RSN's new home
We want to be able to respond flexibly to local needs, priorities and RSN initiatives. Our own building will enable us to do this through:
- Flexible workspace in which ideas can grow and social initiatives can thrive
- Confidential meeting rooms for educational advice and guidance for young refugees
- Therapeutic space to provide wellbeing support for young people
- Flexible open spaces to allow for delivery of training, education support activities, English conversation classes, and social or peer support activities for young refugees and others
We want to raise a minimum of £150,000 to make our vision a reality.
Our offer of £1.1 million has been accepted by the vendor, we have raised a deposit of £400,000 and we have been awarded £350,000 from Brent Council to refurbish the building.
Charity Bank has assessed our plans and, if we need to, we will be able to take a loan of £600,000. This means we need to raise a minimum of £100,000, but every additional penny raised will reduce the size of our loan and monthly repayments, giving us more flexibility in how we use the building and deliver our services.
All gifts will be acknowledged in a permanent display in the refurbished building and all those who give will be invited to a special opening event and tour. All gifts of £10,000 or more will be acknowledged by way of a personalised plaque on display in the refurbished building, subject to the wishes of donors.
Want to find out more?
For more information or for an invitation to an upcoming fundraising event, contact Emily Bowerman to arrange a phone call.