Decision details

To accept grant funding to continue to deliver the refugee integration programme in the Yorkshire and Humber region

Reference: D56122

Decision Maker: Director of Communities, Housing & Environment

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This refugee integration programme will improve the integration of refugees in Yorkshire and Humber through a ‘whole-region’ approach, coordinating strategic and operational interventions underpinned by comprehensive evidence and refugee participation. Refugee Integration Yorkshire & Humber will deliver a regional strategy with commitments from all partners, galvanise key services and civil society, and provide support and opportunities for individual refugees.


What decision has been taken?

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The Director of Communities, Housing and Environment gave approval to:


a) Accept grant agreements from the Home Office to manage the refugee integration programme.

b) Extend partnership agreements for delivery of the refugee integration programme with the following organisations:

  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
  • Kingston upon Hull City Council
  • Kirklees Metropolitan District Council
  • Migrant English Support Hub (MESH)
  • North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Solidaritech CIC
  • University of Huddersfield
  • Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

c) Note any future decisions will be taken as significant operational decisions on the back of this key decision in partnership with the participating organisations, and if funding continues to be received.

d) Enter into agreements with other organisations that the Head of Migration Yorkshire believes are required to deliver the refugee integration programme.

e) Enter into such other documents that the Head of Migration Yorkshire believes are needed to enable Leeds City Council to deliver the refugee integration programme.

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation with strategic and delivery partners and funders


Local Authorities, project partners and strategic partners

Contact: David Brown, Head of Migration Yorkshire 0113 3789013 Email:

Publication date: 06/03/2023

Date of decision: 14/03/2023

Effective from: 22/03/2023

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