Booni & Breadwinners

Supporting the Social Enterprise Community: Breadwinners x Booni

Impact report: Breadwinners and Booni

Wellbeing is at the core of what we do at Breadwinners. Our aim is to improve mental health and wellbeing for refugees and young people seeking asylum in the UK, through community activities and employment training. With our donation from Booni, we will be able to run events, day trips and activities for up to 80 members on our programmes. Lots of our Breadwinners love football, and we can’t wait to get back on the pitch with a range of sports activities. We are also looking forward to running some more social events, like cookery nights, once we are able to safely meet up inside. Thanks to Booni, we can provide all these trips completely free for our beneficiaries, covering travel, food and any expenses from the trip itself. Especially for our Risers, who don’t have the right to take on paid work in the UK, this is essential to allow them to take part in these activities.

– Breadwinners

Hassan (Operations Co-ordinator and ex-Breadwinner)

Hanad at the Quadrangle

Meeting the locals at the Quadrangle

Who are Breadwinners?

Breadwinners is a charity positioned to support refugees in the UK to find work. Founded in 2016, their mission is to improve wellbeing for refugees and create a community where refugees can thrive in the UK.

A grassroots charity providing work experience for refugees and young people seeking asylum. Based in London, they run market stalls and bake bread and sell bread online. They also provide employability training, social networks and mentoring for programme members.

How is Booni helping Breadwinners?

Booni’s profits go directly back into various causes and projects. The donation to Breadwinners is going to help run community and wellbeing activities, which in the past have included sports, day trips and social events. This is essential to Breadwinners’ mission, as, even though they focus on employment, their final aim is to improve the wellbeing for refugees and young people seeking asylum. A big part of this is through employment training, but also by building a sense of community, forming social networks and giving young people time to have fun is essential too.

Most recently, Breadwinners went on a trip to the Quadrangle Trust in Kent.

“It was like a holiday. Lockdown was really long and boring, so I really needed a break. I enjoyed swimming in the river and having a BBQ, it was my first time I did that!”
-Hanad

Supporting wellbeing in the Breadwinners Community

With the donation from Booni, Breadwinners will keep running events like these. The donation will allow for 5 events for up to 80 people. Lots of Breadwinners love football, and they can’t wait to get back on the pitch with a range of sport activities. Breadwinners will also run social events, cookery classes and more! You can follow what they’re up to on instagram, @wearebreadwinners.

“Thanks to Booni, we can provide all these trips completely free for our Breadwinners and Risers, covering travel, food and expenses. Especially for our Risers, who don’t have the right to work in the UK, this is essential to allow them to take part in these activites.”

How can you get involved?

Could you mentor a Breadwinner? Do you run a local bakery? Would you run a marathon dressed as croissant to help us get another market stall off the ground?! Learn about different ways in which you can support them. Click here to find out more.

If you haven’t heard about Breadwinners before, you can read a quick guide to Breadwinners and what they do on their blog here.