Norwich International Youth Project is a charity which supports young asylum seekers and refugees in Norfolk, between the ages of 11 and 25. Established in 2002, we continue to welcome young people from across the world.


  • To enable young people to improve their wellbeing and self-esteem.
  • To increase opportunity and encourage successful integration within the wider community.
  • To improve access to education and help young people to achieve their goals.


At the heart of Norwich International Youth Project is an inspiring group of young people. Our members come from countries across the globe, including Afghanistan, Albania, Cameroon, Chad, DRC, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Vietnam, Western Sahara, and Zimbabwe.

Norwich International Youth Project is run by two part-time staff members and is governed by a committed board of trustees. Our activities are only possible thanks to a band of dedicated volunteers. We are happy to have Sir Norman Lamb and Mary Lamb as patrons of NIYP.

We work closely with other local organisations to ensure that our young people stay safe and can access appropriate support as early as possible. Partners include City College Norwich, Norfolk County Council social work teams, New Routes, English+, Mancroft Advice Project and The British Red Cross.


Norwich International Youth Project is grateful for the support we receive from local and national funders. We are currently supported by:

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