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Building Bridges Between Cultures and Languages


Bridge2 is a charity focused on serving the asylum seeker, refugee, and local community throughout the central Liverpool area. Since 2018 Bridge2 has been supporting people who are escaping persecution and war zones; assisting them as they transition into a purpose-filled life in the UK. We offer a variety of services such as: English classes and cultural classes, skills workshops and art workshops, support groups, and practical support like clothes, toiletries, and food. Have a look at some of our current projects below. 

Our Vision

To be a ‘Bridge2’ transformational and sustainable futures for under-served communities.

Our Purpose

Create a safe space for asylum seekers, refugees and local community.

Build community through celebrating cultures, innovation, languages and art.

Equip individuals and organisations to create sustainable futures for themselves and others.

What We Do

English Language Sessions

The inability to communicate in a new country and culture adds unnecessary stress to a lonely and uncertain process, leading to isolation and depression. 

For refugees and asylum seekers, we provide free English language sessions that are designed to:

  • Build confidence
  • Break down barriers
  • Access vital services
  • Build community networks
  • Create lasting friendships
  • Understand the Liverpool culture

The Shop

Through generous donations from our community, we provide toiletries, clothing, food items, and other basic needs for asylum seekers and refugees. Families and individuals walk through the "shop" in our building where they can choose the items they need. We occasionally receive backpacks, bikes, and other specialised items for specific needs within the refugee and asylum seeker community.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we made monthly deliveries of food and toiletries to more than 250 refugees and asylum seekers in Merseyside.

Learn more about donating.

Art Therapy

Many refugees and asylum seekers carry the weight of traumatic experiences. These experiences make it difficult to adjust to a new life in a new country, hindering the ability to find purpose.

Art therapy provides a safe and supportive space to explore emotions and process experiences in a non-verbal way. Through creative expression, refugees and asylum seekers can begin to heal from trauma, build resilience, and move forward with a renewed sense of hope and purpose.

It's not an art lesson and it requires zero experience with art. 

Eco Garden

Thriving alongside the Toxteth community, our international eco-garden is a brilliant space to connect. Enjoy a peaceful lunch break, catch up with a friend, harvest fresh, seasonal produce, or simply find a quiet corner to unwind.

Our resident gardener, Bülent, first arrived as an asylum seeker himself. As he and his wife navigated the refugee process, his passion for gardening came to the surface. When we needed to hire someone to nurture our new garden, Bülent was the best man for the job!

Learn more about the garden.

Gallery 1889

The ground floor of our building in Toxteth serves as a community art gallery. Another safe space where you can have a coffee, chat with others, and enjoy the exhibit. 

Gallery 1889 represents artists who do not fit into a particular box or trend but are passionate about creating and exploring various media, techniques, and ideas. We believe art is a powerful gift that transcends language and cultural barriers. Our goal is to make it accessible to people from all walks of life.

This space is available to hire for your next meeting or event.


1.6 million tonnes of bulky waste is sent to the landfill each year in the UK alone. The re-imagine project not only teaches valuable skills but also helps reduce unnecessary waste. 

From June 2021 we began running workshops with refugees and people from the local community to teach them how to take an old, unwanted piece of furniture and turn it into something you would want in your home. By running these workshops we managed to keep 4 tonnes of waste from going to the landfill in the first 6 months.

Learn more about the Reimagine project.