Become a member

The Refugee Council is a membership organisation and works closely with its members to champion the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.  Together we are stronger,  join us!

Why become a member of the Refugee Council?

Maurice Photo 2014Help shape the debate. As a member you will be able to benefit from the Refugee Council's access to key decision makers. As the sector leader, we as an organisation have the ear of government and meet regularly with senior government ministers and UKBA. We are keen to represent our members and their wider interests and as such your organisation can help shape the debate on refugee issues and get your voice heard. 

Members also benefit from:

  • A vote at our AGM*
  • The potential to lead the Refugee Council as a member of the Board of Trustees
  • Member networking events
  • Regular member's priority updates
  • 10% discount on all of our training courses

Types of Membership

NGO Member - for non-governmental organisations whose sole or significant purpose is to serve the interests of refugees or asylum seekers in the UK or overseas

RCO Member - for refugee community organisations who work to support the needs of refugees at a local level and whose membership largely comprises refugees and asylum seekers

Associate Member - organisations who dedicate a part of their work to the interests of refugees and asylum seekers

Please note we are no longer able to offer membership to individuals. However if you would like to get involved in our work we would love to hear from you. Please visit

If you would like to find out more about how you can support us as an individual please email or

If you would like to donate to our work please visit

Apply for membership now

You can contact the Membership Team with any enquiries at

Become a member and have your say.

* Does not apply to associate members