Thousand 4 1000 is a community response from local residents that is dedicated to supporting women, children and men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to rebuild their lives in Brighton & Hove

Be one of 100s to give a few pounds a month and help provide secure homes for some of the most marginalised and frequently destitute and homeless people in our community.

We believe that out of our small change we can create homes for people who are seeking sanctuary from war, persecution and severe economic hardship including famine.   A small monthly amount can make a big difference.  Together we can make space for all.

Find out more info about the problem here, read the fictionalised story of one of the residents and have a look at our FAQs.

Thousand 4 1000 was set up in 2015 by Brighton Migrant Solidarity to meet a specific charitable need: the relief of poverty among migrants. It has been constituted as a separate entity, with a Board of Trustees and a constitution which governs how the organisation is structured and how it makes decisions. Thousand 4 1000 is a Registered Charity, No. 1171590.

Our income comes mainly from multiple regular small donations. This funds the accommodation costs.  In addition we also receive larger ‘one-off’ donations into our destitution fund.  Almost all of our income is spent providing various forms of support. All the work is undertaken by dedicated volunteers.

From our inception in 2015, we have steadily grown. We currently have several properties providing secure accommodation to a number of families and individuals  including several young children.

In addition to accommodation we provide other forms of support including financial help through our destitution fund, and a range of other types of assistance including accompanying individuals to hospital and housing appointments, help with form filling and sign-posting to services such as English classes.

We also endeavour to assist people to obtain the legal right to remain in this country through supporting them to get legal advice and in certain instances crowdfunding the cost of legal fees.

In addition to crowdfunding the costs of secure accommodation we run a Spare Room Network and a Destitution Solidarity Fund.

Spare Room Network

As well as recruiting our own hosts, where possible, we make placements through two other charities, Refugees at Home and Room for RefugeesWe provide short and medium-term accommodation for people in need of somewhere safe to stay.

If you are interested in becoming a host or are in need of accommodation, please contact us using the form below:

Destitution Solidarity Fund

Many migrants living in the UK are denied the right to work and the right to claim benefits in the UK. Thousand 4 1000 provides small grants to migrants made destitute by UK government policy. The money is used for a variety of purposes which include travel to Home Office Appointments, help with legal fees, help with housing costs and money for day-to-day living expenses.

If you would like to donate to the fund, please click here

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