Hello Birmingham!

We’re making it fun and easy for you to welcome refugees to your city. If you love the idea of helping refugees but don’t know where to start, this is for you, don’t miss out!

Starting meals in April and May

We ran launch events in Birmingham in March 2019 and we’re going to be back in April and May to start running regular meals. Sign up below if you want to be a part of these meals…



On the fence about whether or not you’re coming? Here are some concerns we think you might have and some lovely reassurances.

Sounds great, but I’m really busy and I’m worried I won’t be able to commit the time.

Don’t worry. Local Welcome has been designed for people like you. All you need to commit to is a 2-3 hours, one weekend a month.

I love this idea but I’ve got no idea what to say to a refugee, what if I say the wrong thing or upset them, or we can’t understand each other?

We hear you and we understand. That’s why we’ve spent three years designing our meals so that they’re 100% awkwardness free. There’s not enough space here to tell you how, but trust us, come along and see for yourself.

What will we be cooking?

Delicious and yummy things! Everything is veggie by default, and we can also make meals vegan, gluten-free and dairy free too. There’s a box you can tick to tell us about your dietary requirements when you book your place.

Can I bring friends?

Yes! Local Welcome meals are perfect for groups of mates. We even had a whole dodgeball team once! Just send everyone you want to invite the link to this page and ask them to sign up.