Making Real Impact Together
Find out how the work we do and your support of our mission are helping make positive change.
Achieving our mission of helping Migrateful chefs in their development journeys is only possible through your kind support- our community, donors and funders.
Every penny, every action makes a difference and none of what you give goes unnoticed.
REMEMBER WHEN YOU HELPED US BUILD A COOKERY SCHOOL?
And that is just one of the wonderful things we accomplished over the last five years. To date, we have run over 3,000 cookery classes with 30,000+ participants across London, Bristol, Margate, Canterbury and Brighton. Most importantly, we have supported 89+ chefs from all over the world who have lived their goals of teaching their cuisines, sharing their stories and taking more solid pathways to happier lives.
Your donations fuel these dreams. They directly impact the lives of Migrateful chefs and we are grateful we can rely on your constant support.
SUPPORTING OUR MISSION AND OUR CHEFS COME IN MANY WAYS:
Sponsor our Chef Training Programmes & Solidarity Fund
At the core of what we do is the 2-year development journey that takes passionate home cooks from all over the world on a journey to become confident cookery class teachers and to grow in areas they need support. A majority of the funding we receive goes into this.
On the other hand, the Chef Solidarity Fund allows us to offer grants to our chefs without the right to work or access to public funds.
Fundraise on our Behalf
As an individual or group fundraiser, you take our mission further. You can link it to a new challenge, event or activity you love. Some people run a marathon, others hold benefit shows– helping can both be worthwhile and fun.
Nothing’s stronger than a community rooting for the same cause.
Recommend us to Funders
One effective way of reaching our bigger goals such as regional replications and other projects is through grants. Sometimes all it takes is an enthusiastic intro!
We have met and partnered with so many amazing individuals and organisations who are one with our mission and we hope to continue to build more relationships.
Refer a funder by sending an email here.
YOU MIGHT NOT NEED REMINDING BUT YOU HAVE REALLY CHANGED LIVES.
Throughout the course of their journey with us, Migrateful chefs are supported to define their growth areas and set realistic goals. Each chef has different challenges and needs.
While employment proves to be a critical factor in building a full sense of belonging and integration, success and fulfilment have different faces. Here’s a quick peek into some of these stories:
HIRED & HAPPY
“The connections I have with the Migrateful chefs have transformed me. It’s easy to judge or label people from afar but when we choose to open our eyes and get to know them more, we learn every individual’s unique, beautiful stories. It helps a lot in breaking down barriers and understanding that these differences are what tie all of us together.” – Elizabeth
MINDING THEIR OWN (THRIVING) BUSINESSES
“I am very proud of myself that I got this opportunity. I gradually began to realize my dream. I am very grateful to all of you for accepting me among you and for helping me with so much. For me, this is a very big achievement. After everything I lost in my life because of the war, no one can imagine my happiness.” – Amani
SPEAKING OF CONFIDENCE
“I love it here. Everyone is so nice, we have a real family feel – and I do love cooking. You learn a lot about people’s cultures and I realised that we all have a lot in common. It builds up your confidence in a way and you see people enjoying what you’ve made, it makes you feel good. It’s made me come out of my shell with people. My English has improved and it has helped me to communicate better.” – Betty
FOR ALL OF THESE, WE ARE GRATEFUL
And inspired to continue working towards our mission with you.
ALL WE NEED IS CONTACT… AND DELICIOUS FOOD.
Reviewing Migrateful’s impact over the last 5 years, we are seeing that not only have we supported refugees and asylum seekers on their journey to reaching integration, but we are also helping shift negative attitudes towards migration and changing the hearts and minds of the British people through contact theory.
As a class participant said: “It gives you an opportunity to learn about people. Somebody who’s never met a refugee might just have this image in their heads of what they might be like and that can be a negative one. When we get to know people, we see their humanity. That helps break down the stigma and negative perceptions.”