Afro Innovation Group

Afro Innovation has received funding from the Big Lottery ‘Reaching Communities’ Fund to deliver academic support through the BASE Back-to-Work Project.

The BASE Project provides help and advice to asylum seekers and refugees who wish to access university education. Our project supports you to find appropriate training and education opportunities.


We offer:

  • Help with filling in a UCAS application
  • Advice and support in finding training that’s right for you
  • Information about routes into a UK university
  • Support to find and apply for scholarship, finance, or grants
  • Help with CVs and personal statements/proposals
  • Work experience opportunities


If you are already studying, we can help by:


  • Free language editing for your essays (please send your work 1-2 weeks in advance)
  • Free use of computers and the internet for educational purposes


Afro Innovation understand the barriers that refugee and asylum seeker students face in trying to access education. Issues like housing, access to welfare benefits, debt, and social isolation can present obstacles in progressing with your education. We are here to help people address these issues. Our BASE Project users also benefit from practical support in the following areas:


  • Help with accessing essential public services and systems
  • Housing support
  • Help with welfare benefit applications
  • Befriending service for socially isolated people in need of social interaction.


60 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FB

0116 208 1341 (ask for Athina)