RRF Members

Listed below are the names of all Refugee-led Community organisations (RCOs) who have been admitted into full membership of the organisation since it was created in March 2003. Not all still exist, as new communities evolve and settle, while some communities repatriate to their countries of origin when conditions change and it is safe to return.  Those that are no longer active are shown in italics.

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Regional Refugee Forum North East at 4th March 2003 (when the Constitution was signed)

  • ACANE (African Community Advice North East)
  • African Women’s Group
  • Albanian Community NE
  • BAOBAB
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina Society ‘Ljiljan’
  • CACG (Central African Community Group)
  • EACOM (East African Community)
  • Ethiopian Community Association
  • GAFRICOM (Gateshead African Community)
  • ICANE (Iraqi Community North East)
  • IFIR (International Federation of Iranian Refugees)
  • Iranian Centre North East
  • Kurdish Community North East
  • LACSANE (Latin American Community Association NE)
  • Le Camer
  • NARA (Newcastle African Refugee Association)
  • NEACA (NE Angolan Community Association)
  • NE Afghan Community Association
  • NECAFISI (NE Cultural Association for Integration and Social Inclusion)
  • NE Eritrean Community Association
  • NEST (Angolan and Portuguese Speaking Women’s Project)
  • Palestinian Community Association
  • REACT (Refugee Advisory Committee on Tyneside)
  • Roma North East
  • Sri Lankan Society
  • Sudanese Society
  • Sunderland Farsi Speakers Network
  • Sunderland Great Lakes Community
  • ZICONE (Zimbabwe Community in the NE)

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum at AGM 16th Feb 2005

  • Sunderland Afghan British Community Association (became United Communty Action)
  • Abogida
  • ASINEE (African Solidarity for Integration in the NE England)
  • Association for the Promotion of African Women
  • CHAPS (Comminidad Hispano-Americana de Pennywell en Sunderland)
  • The Farsi Group
  • Kurdistan Community For Kurds Tees Valley (to May 06 )
  • NAFRA (Newcastle African Association)
  • NCSP (Newcastle Congolese Support Project)
  • NE Chadian Community Association
  • Notre Voix
  • Stockton African-Caribbean Association
  • Sunderland African Association

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum 27th Nov 2007

  • Newcastle Achimo Club now The ACHIMO Family club
  • NESAS (North East Southern African Society)
  • Teesside African Health Community (now WHACO – Women’s Health & Culture Organisation)

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum 1st September 2008

  • United Community Action
  • Linking Women of Africa
  • Gateshead Refugee Support Network

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum 17th Nov 2009

  • Sports for Youth Academy
  • Golgotha Assembly
  • ACOLINE (African Community organization living in the NE)
  • Tees Valley & County Durham Mano River Union
  • Voices for Change

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum 16th December 2009

  • Nawroz Community

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum 18th January 2010

  • Tees Valley Iranian Community
  • Sisters Together
  • Tees Valley Sudanese Community
  • Afghan Association of Newcastle
  • HAWAR
  • Tees Valley Congolese United

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum March 2011

  • New Hope North East
  • Durr-i-Maknun
  • Young People’s Sports Group

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum 11th September 2012

  •  British Kurdish Community Association
  • The Healthy Wellbeing
  • Tees Youth Link
  • North East Women in Action
  • DASUK (Diaspora Action & Support UK)
  • Youth Ahead North East
  •  Kurdistan Community Tees Valley
  • Zimbabwe Women’s Group – Batanai
  • Mamas Rise Up
  • Congolese Support Group
  • British Sri Lankan Community Newcastle
  • FIAYC (Fifi’s International African Youth Club)
  • The 4C’S (Climate Change Community Champions)
  • South Tyneside African Association
  • Kindred Spirit
  • Jambo Africa Ltd
  • Purple Rose
  • Community of International Associates
  • Humanah Community Consortium
  • Community Integration Services
  • Integration Gates
  • Dzessika

Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum 17th September 2013

  • African Confederation of the young mighty being
  • Culture & Diversity North East
  • IPC (Investing in People & Culture)
  • ROHR (Restoration of Human Rights) Zimbabwe
  • Straightforward 

 Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum 27th November 2014

  • Teesside Asian Community
  • Peace of Mind North East
  • Durham Multi-cultural Link
  • Romanian Assembly

 Organisations admitted to full membership of the Forum 25th November 2016

  • Wellness First
  • Women Can Do It
  • North East Refugees and Asylum Seekers Relief
  • Tamil Cultural Society
  • Samosa Sisters

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