We are the Welsh Refugee Council


We empower sanctuary seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales and have over 33 years’ experience. We listen to people’s needs, and co-produce projects that create improved pathways of support.

Based in the heart of our communities we deliver specialist support across Wales, from our community hubs in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, and Wrexham.

We partner with a wide range of community, voluntary and statutory sector bodies to increase our impact and ensure our clients can flourish.

“Welsh Refugee Council is the beginning of the end of the trauma. It is where the running stops and recovery starts.”

We support sanctuary seekers and refugees at the most critical points of their lives. Our work enables people who have been forced to seek sanctuary to find their feet and begin building a life in Wales.

With your support we help people find a place to stay, work to support themselves, access to English classes, legal advice, and community networks. Our work directly helps people to feel less isolated, more informed, upskilled, and able to speak up on matters that affect them.

Our Strategy 2023-2026


Working together to create a Wales where sanctuary seekers and refugees are welcomed, respected, and empowered.


We improve the lives of sanctuary seekers and refugees through specialist support and influencing policy and practice.

Our Values

  1. Brave. We are bold, innovative, and we take action.
  2. Diverse. We recognise that strengths we each bring, and each other’s uniqueness.
  3. Croeso/Welcome. We create environments, that engage and welcome.
  4. Influential. We empower people to tell their stories and use our data to lift narratives.
  5. Collaborative. We recognise the importance of working in partnership and building each other’s capacity.


Equality, diversity and inclusion approach

Our partners

Our vital work would not be possible without the support of our donors, volunteers, and partners.

To find out how you or your organisation can get involved, contact our Fundraising team today on fundraising@wrc.wales

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We empower asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales