About Us

The Hummingbird Project

Founded in 2015 as a grassroots organisation in Calais, we’re now a Brighton based Charity working locally with young refugees & campaigning nationally.

Our Brighton based services have been developed by listening & responding to the needs of local young refugees.

We actively campaign for the rights & protection of refugees.

Alongside our Young People, we have led significant national & international campaigns and continue to lobby for change.

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COVID 19 Update

The Hummingbird Refugee Project has welcomed hundreds of young people over the last three years. We provide youth-led services to young refugees through groups: Global Social Club, Learning Space, Young Leaders and also in our 1:1 support.

We are continuing to provide these vital services for young people although delivering our work in new and different ways, and making sure we reach out to all our young people.

Our number one priority is ensuring our young members, volunteers and staff are safe.

This means all our staff and volunteers are working from home.

We also want to offer our young members the time and support they deserve through this uncertain period and due to this we are unable to accept anyone new into our service.

We are a small team of dedicated part time staff and volunteers and we are working hard to try to meet the needs of many young people across Sussex. 

We would like to highlight work which you might want to support by organisations who are working on important policies that affect refugees.

We fully support  partner charity Refugee Council on calling on the Home Office to ensure the safety of refugees and asylum seekers during this difficult time. You can read about any updates on asylum and resettlement policy here.

We also feel in this time of crisis, giving asylum seekers the right to work could help support our NHS, Carers and key workers. If you agree please do sign this petition by Refugee Action.

To support our partners Thousand 4 £1000 who are coordinating the food and support packages to the most vulnerable refugees in Brighton along with BVIE and Sanctuary on Sea 

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Our Services

Global Social Club (GSC)

Global Social Club (GSC) meets every Monday. Our team welcome young people aged 14-25 from around the city and around the world.

We’re based at the BMECP Centre in central Brighton. GSC is delivered in partnership with the Refugee Council, Pathways to Independence and BMEPC.


Young Leaders

Young Leaders programme is run in partnership with TEDxBrighton  and Hummingbird Young Leaders have attended regular sessions developing confidence & skills.

Young Leaders programme was created as an innovative way to mentor young refugees in Brighton in public speaking, communication, leadership, advocacy and politics.

Homework Club

Homework Club is a weekly drop in educational and language support session with qualified teachers that runs for two hours before Global Social Club sessions.

It has fast become one of the most successful outcomes of GSC’s youth-led approach, created in direct response to requests of our young members.

'Be Well, Be Heard' Specialist 1:1 Support

We offer specialist support to young refugees who may have experienced trauma and/or have significant difficulties in their life.

Our 1:1 work focusses on supporting young people to be well and be heard. We offer vital support to young people experiencing issues including complex trauma and delayed or failed asylum cases working in partnership with other professionals with a multi agency approach. We work with young people on the issues affecting their wellbeing and connect them to appropriate specialist services. 


We actively campaign for the rights & protection of refugees. We have led significant local, national & international campaigns and continue to lobby for change!


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