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SolidariTee 
Grants

SolidariTee partners with grassroots NGOs providing holistic, lasting support to refugees and asylum seekers in Greece. 

Who we support

 

In 2024 and 2025 delighted to be partnering with eight NGOs providing trauma-informed legal aid to refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants in vulnerable situations across Greece. 

Since SolidariTee first began, we have provided more than £400,000 in grant funding. In addition, we continually engage with all our partners to provide support and capacity-strengthening in relation to safeguarding, monitoring and evaluation, and technical skills related to trauma-informed lawyering. We also work together with our partners to amplify advocacy efforts, support coordination, and use our convening power to contribute to a united voice raising awareness amongst our UK support community of the needs and impact of work done by refugee support organisations in Greece. 

How we choose our NGOs

We carefully select each grant recipient to ensure that we are funding work where SolidariTee's support is able to make the biggest difference to people in need of legal aid, and where there are robust safeguarding, accountability, and evaluation mechanisms in place. We partner with small and medium-size organisations, meaning that SolidariTee funding makes a substantial difference to an organisations' ability to sustain, develop, or grow its operations. 

The NGO world is not straightforward; funding is scarce across the board, and tends to come and go along with media attention. Many NGOs doing vital work are forced to close simply through being unable to secure enough money to keep going. In many contexts, this has led to a continual turnover of new NGOs being set up and closed down, leading to less reliable services for the communities they seek to support, and no ability for organisations to plan ahead. At the same time, funding can sometimes be very 'donor-driven', meaning that NGOs have to focus on doing projects that donors want to fund, which can be at odds with where the greatest need is. This, amongst other factors, also results in refugees, asylum seekers, and other affected populations having little say in the services they receive, or ability to report any issues they experience in many cases. 

That's why, at SolidariTee, we've tried to take a different approach. We focus on enabling NGOs to do what they do best.

 

We don't ask that NGOs set up specific new projects in order to get funding; we are willing to support general running costs and pride ourselves on retaining flexibility in how the money is spent, knowing that these approaches will sustain vital services in a chronically under-funded context. We also focus heavily on accountability to the affected population - we want to ensure that the NGOs we fund are involving those they seek to support in guiding strategy at every level. We also work with our partners to ensure robust monitoring and evaluation processes are in place, building assurance and that the work we're funding provides tangible, lasting benefits to those forced to flee persecution and violence, and is provided in a respectful, inclusive way. 

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