The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is an independent, membership-based, charitable organisation. We aim to provide, develop and coordinate specialist aid and support services for established Refugee and Migrant Organisations and individuals in order to increase their capacity and potential for meeting the needs of their communities.

Our Work

The EOU is committed to be inspired by the needs of RMCO. Thus, we aim to provide services and support that will enable RMCO to fulfil their potential and to make a positive contribution to the wider society. All the services provided by the EOU are divided into different projects. Each project is assigned to a special project leader or development worker. The EOU provides the following services:

  • Provide accredited research courses to enable BAMER groups to develop evidence based planning and research for influence
  • Supporting students through a mentoring scheme
  • Consultancy and training to support women
  • Provide and organise seminars and workshops
  • Building strategic engagement, collaboration and improving access to services
  • Support for people from BAMER backgrounds to access local and meaningful volunteering opportunities

Our current work is delivered via these key projects

Click on the About Us tab above to learn more about The Evelyn Oldfield Unit’s background and members.

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EOU e-bulletin – Issue No. 15 – 28th August 2015

EOU e-bulletin – Issue No. 15 – 28th August 2015 -

Brain Trust – pilot programme

Following the Greater London Authority’s support for Migrant & Refugee Community Organisations over the past 4 years, the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, Refugee Council and Red Ochre have now teamed up Read the full article…


We need a tenacious Chair who will be able to make a commitment to the Unit and devote around 1 day a month. The person should have the following: Knowledge Read the full article…

Ethiopian Diaspora Services in the UK (EDS-UK) are looking for a Website developer & Admin volunteer support

The Objects of the EDS-UK are as follows:- i). To promote any charitable purposes for the benefits of the Ethiopian Diaspora in the UK but not exclusively; including the advancement Read the full article…

FREE deskspace for BAMER groups

The Enhance Project at Resource for London on Holloway Road can provide small and emerging London based Black, Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) groups with free deskspace for up to one Read the full article…

New Evelyn Oldfield Unit Research for Action and Influence Course 2015 – 16

Accredited London Region Open College Network, Level 3 Are you interested in working towards a qualification whilst gaining some useful and practical skills in research and presentation skills? Then this Read the full article…

Supporting women who have no access to legal aid: Introducing McKenzie Friend

Please find details of our first training of the year as part of the Supporting Women Project. This is a course for refugee or migrant women from community organisations designed Read the full article…

Project Assistant Volunteer – Admin and Event organising for the Knowledge Empowers You Youth Project

Tasks/Duties: Assist with setting up and organising workshops and sessions for the youth Help with identifying new suitable local community youth groups to work with Make bookings for our events Read the full article…

EOU e-bulletin – Special Issue – 7th August 2015

EOU e-bulletin – Special Issue – 7th August 2015 –

Open for applications – Research for Action and Influence Course (2015-2016)!

New Evelyn Oldfield Unit Research for Action and Influence Course (2015-2016)  Accredited London Region Open College Network, Level 3 NB this is only for those of refugee and migrant background Read the full article…

Membership Renewal

To find out about becoming an Evelyn Oldfield Unit member or to renew your membership for 2015/16, please visit our Membership page.