6Fresh Start is a new initiative pioneered by Together for Change, seeking to mobilise churches in Coventry to build friendships with newly-arrived refugees, asylum seekers and migrants here in the city. Although newly-arrived individuals receive excellent professional support here, many say they struggle to build links outside of their own community, and that all of their friendships here are with people from their country-of-origin.

Fresh Start seeks to meet this need, and try to both reduce isolation and provide companionship to these newly-arrived individuals. We offer small grants to churches wanting to set-up new projects to this end, with further information found here on our website.

If you have any questions/thoughts, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me, either via email: Matt.Robinson@CovCofE.org ; or by phone: 07443 870617