An award winning partnership with IKEA

We are absolutely delighted that our partner IKEA Group is the winner of the Institute of Fundraising Social Purpose Award in the National Fundraising Awards 2020, and we’re so proud of the role that our partnership played in this.

Watch the announcement here: 

The judges said they thought this was an inspiring programme that met a social need before a business one.

We have been working in collaboration with IKEA to improve employment prospects for refugees living in the UK through a piloted Customer Service Course programme in their Tottenham, Croydon, Wembley and Greenwich stores. This includes IKEA offering permanent jobs for Breaking Barriers clients. More than 150 refugees have received support from the partnership between Breaking Barriers and IKEA, with 29 gaining permanent jobs.

To learn more about our partnership, watch Samer’s story: