Do you have a Big Idea to change lives or transform your community? Perhaps it is in sport, culture, social enterprise, health promotion, community advice or even to support development within your home community.

We are here to take your idea seriously and open new doors.

Welcome to Rayne Fellowships for Refugees, a fantastic opportunity for refugees living in the UK with a Big Idea that, with the right help, could be brought to flower. Rayne Fellows will receive the right support, resources and training to turn a vision into reality and make a real difference to people’s lives.

Each year, five people will be selected for a Fellowship. They will be able to draw upon a resource fund of up to £15,000 to be spent on personal development, further training or education, resources, expert advice, one-to-one mentoring or attending networking events.

How to apply

If you have a Big Idea and want to become a Fellow then you are welcome to apply.

We are currently inviting applications from people aged 18 to 25’

If you are interested, you will have to submit an application outlining your Big Idea and giving us some information about how you think you could make it work, the support and resources you might need and the impact within the wider community. We will make our decision on the quality of your idea and your commitment to building bridges between refugee communities and the wider society.

Each applicant will be given online and telephone support to help complete their application.

Finally, shortlisted applicants will be invited to make a presentation to an independent panel. Then the five successful Fellows will be chosen and begin developing their Big Idea.

Please find below the manual, application form and equal opportunities form. Make sure that you read the manual carefully before writing your application, as it contains advice about how to make your application stronger. Applications are now open, and the deadline for submitting an application is Friday 29th July 2011 at 5pm. If you wish to have advice or feedback on your application before the deadline, then you must submit your application at least 3 weeks before this date.

The Manual Application form Equal opportunity form

Please email your completed application with equal opportunities form to If you are having trouble downloading the forms, please call us on 020 7749 7520.

Good luck!

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