About Us

About Our Organisation

Established in 2006, AIG registered as a charity in England and converted to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2021. We are led by a Board of Trustees with lived experience of the issues we seek to address through our work. Our staff team and volunteers have many years’ experience of work within disadvantaged communities throughout the world.

We are an experienced and an expert organisation, but we always put those who require our support first.    

  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising Strategy
  • Board Governance
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Non profit Consulting
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Our Mission & Values

Our vision is to increase public empathy for refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant protection matters in the East Midlands, exert positive influence on local authorities and public attitudes in support of the fair treatment of refugees, and deliver a range of advice, advocacy and support services that have a positive impact on the lives of our beneficiaries and that build on our profile as a provider of genuinely holistic services.

Our values underpin the work that we do and define our commitment to improving the lives of our services and wider society. The values that define our work are:

Equality and Diversity

we believe in the fundamental right of everyone to live a life free from persecution.

Solidarity

The power of solidarity, community and collective action to achieve positive change.

Empowerment

Empowering refugees and migrants to achieve excellence and sustainable futures.

Our Services

AIG offers a wide range of essential services including immigration and legal advice, employability and business support, welfare benefits and financial literacy advice, health and wellbeing services, and cultural activities. We are also at the start of a journey that will eventually see us offer affordable accommodation for new arrivals, as well as developing an overseas component to our work.

We provide practical, advisory and emotional support to nearly 2,000 people every year. On a daily basis we support on average between 25 and 30 beneficiaries and maintain a client caseload which can top 35 cases each day.

We achieve exceptionally positive results. Each month on average, we secure the following outcomes for our service users:   

  • 6 move into full time, or part time employment
  • 23 move into permanent housing
  • 5 are helped to resolve domestic abuse issues
  • 86 have their immigration cases progressed
  • 27 receive financial and welfare support