Refugee Week 2021

Last year during lockdown, we showcased the amazing artwork of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Croydon for Refugee Week. This year, with things opening back up and the theme of We Cannot Walk Alone, we have compiled an amazing lineup of free activities happening over the week!

The activities are open to all, but particularly welcoming to anyone who is, or has been, a Refugee or Asylum Seeker. If you, or anyone you know, would like to take part in any of the activities, do get in touch with the wonderful organisations running them.


If the images below are too small to see, view or download a larger copy here: Refugee Week Schedule 2021

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About We Stand Together

Following Croydon's #WeStandTogether Campaign of 2017, CVA pledged to find a way to help refugees and those from new communities to feel more integrated into the mainstream life. 

CVA successfully applied to the London Together Fund, part of the Mayor’s Sport Unites strategy in partnership with Comic Relief to deliver a new project that uses sport as a tool to improve social integration between refugees and the mainstream sports sector in Croydon. 

We are working with over 40 community organisations who are supporting refugees and are interested in the impact that sport and physical activity can have on an individuals' mental and physical wellbeing. 

We have created a team of volunteer Activators, who are refugees themselves, and passionate about using sport to engage people and improve their lives. CVA is providing training and support to set up informal activities for their peers. 

We welcome any refugees age 18+ who would like to be part of our project. If that is not you, there are still ways to get involved too. Please get in touch by sending an email to 

We Stand Together forms part of the Mayor’s social integration strategy. Click the videos below to see some of the incredible people we work with.