Boaz Trust was founded in 2004 to address the needs of the growing numbers of destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester, whose asylum cases had been refused and who had nowhere to turn to for help. 


Purpose, vision, mission

Our Purpose is to end destitution among asylum seekers and refugees.

Our Vision is to see Life in all its fullness for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. 

Our Mission is:

  • Ending destitution among people seeking sanctuary.
  • Empowering people seeking sanctuary to lead fulfilling lives. 
  • Equipping churches to serve people seeking sanctuary in their communities and congregations.

Our Organisational Values

These 6 values inform how we work as an organisation:

  • Christ-centred: rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ, we seek to serve those who society sees as the least, the last and the lost.
  • Committed to excellence: we strive for professional excellence with integrity in all our working practices.
  • Empowering others: we want to see the people we work with, including clients, volunteers, staff and supporters, equipped and released to discover meaning and purpose in their lives.
  • Restless for justice: we shine a light on injustice, especially where people seeking sanctuary are treated unfairly and we will fight to see change happen.
  • Servant-hearted: we adopt an attitude of service within the organisation and beyond, putting the needs of others before our own.
  • Generous: we extend a welcome to all we meet, sharing hospitality, kindness and love, and treating everyone with dignity, regardless of their background. 

Where does the name come from?

The charity’s name is taken from the book of Ruth, in the Bible. A man called Boaz welcomes Ruth, who is a foreigner in the land, and shows her kindness.

The Boaz Trust works to do the same – offering accommodation and support to destitute asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester. 


15 years of serving those seeking sanctuary

Over the last 15 years, our accommodation provision has grown to include 20 properties, emergency winter accommodation for men and women, and a hosting scheme. Alongside this accommodation, we are able to offer holistic support to both refused asylum seekers and refugees. 

Our client support team works with our clients, helping them to move on to more stable accommodation wherever possible, finding a positive resolution to the situation that made them homeless.

We speak up with and for asylum seekers and refugees, and advocate for their rights. We are keen to work alongside all of a like mind to bring about a just and compassionate asylum system.


You can find our most recent trustees annual report and accounts on the Charity Commission website here.

The Boaz Trust is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1110344 at Kath Locke Centre, 123 Moss Lane East, Manchester M15 5DD. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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