Migration Exchange (MEx)

Existing collaboration

Aims and activities

Aims and questions

Migration Exchange is an informal network of independent funders. They aim to improve the lives of people who migrate, and receiving communities in the UK, by informing public debate on migration and supporting welcoming communities.

It achieves this through commissioning research to inform funders and key partners to act on shared concerns; supporting coordination and building capacity in the sector, and aligning grants to enable activity to take place at scale or increase the potential for success.


  • Improve understanding of public attitudes on migration and how they relate to politics, policy and communities
  • Use this knowledge, locally and nationally, to improve accuracy and depth of conversations about migration, integration and identity.
  • Develop strong networks that forge alliances and build public support for welcoming and thriving communities for all.
  • Promote an immigration system that treats people fairly and with dignity and respect; and which has public confidence and consent.

Migration Exchange is not a grant making programme. Decisions on funding applications are made by individual foundations.

How to get involved

Migration Exchange is always open to new partners as well as those curious about work done in this area. Migration Exchange convenes three network meeting per year, this is a space for learning and sharing information. Email to get in touch.

Who's involved

Learning and Resources

Migration Exchange responded to Covid-19 with the Respond and Adapt programme, a targeted programme of grant-making and learning delivered with Refugee Action and NACCOM. They have also published other insight reports relating to Covid-19 and the UK refugee and migration sector, available on their website.

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