About Revive


Revive is an independent community project, based in Greater Manchester. 

Established in 2002 by the Spiritans (Congregation of the Holy Spirit) as a non-sectarian registered charity (227350), it provides free practical and integrated support to refugees and people seeking asylum, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, age, or beliefs.
However, the trustees recognised the charity’s impact and achievements in the community and the need to foster independence, diversity, and inclusion. With effect from midnight on 30 June 2019, following a legal transfer of undertakings and a resolution of the trustees, the activities of the Revive project of The Spiritans were transferred to the Revive CIO. Hence, on 16 April 2019, Revive CIO (charity no. 1183006) was born.
Revive offers a specialist advocacy, advice and support services for refugees and people seeking asylum, especially for those with complex lives and multiple needs.  
Our team of qualified and registered social workers and immigration case workers provide on-going and sustained support to assist clients through the difficult challenges that exile and asylum in the UK can bring.
Service users are offered detailed case work support and a network of other activities and supports that aims to move a person from crisis into self-help and self-advocacy.
In partnership with British Red Cross, Refugee Action , Rainbow Haven, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, Manchester Refugee support Network (MRSN), BRASS,SWAP, Asylum Matters, Manchester City of Sanctuary,  Revive has received part funding from the Big Lottery Fund for the period of  (April 2021 –  September 2024) to support works with Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Greater Manchester.
New partnership
2024 we have forged a new partnership with The Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation  to support our service provision. We are very grateful.


“Revive is unique in the area because we specialise in a long-term, whole person approach. Revive does not duplicate efforts or resources of similar services and is welcomed by other stakeholders as complimenting their work.”


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