Partner with TERN

Join our growing coalition of partners. Use your unique strengths. Boost refugee entrepreneurs.

The impact our partners enable:

Entrepreneurs supported
Businesses started
Cities reached
£ Raised by refugee founders

Our partners

Direct support partners

For partners who want to interact & collaborate directly with our community of refugee founders.

The London Declaration for Refugee Entrepreneurs is a shared statement by London organisations and companies. The signatories stand united to fulfil the ambition to expand business support services to 50% of London’s refugee entrepreneurs by 2025.

See the declaration


What better way to support our community than to direct business with them? Work with refugee led business as suppliers or use our online marketplace as a go to place for corporate gift giving.


Refugee founders are looking for meaningful and empowering employment to gain industry experience and earn a stable wage whilst they develop their startup. We are looking for employers across industries who are keen to offer part time roles, work placements and internships.


Enable our entrepreneurs to access talent and services that can accelerate their businesses. This could be through expert advisor, discounted products or structured mentoring.

Funders, Sponsors and Investors

For partners who want to fund impact,
sponsor TERN programmes, services and events,
or directly finance refugee-led startups.

TERN supports 100 entrepreneurs each year through our business programmes. These programmes help entrepreneurs explore new ideas, launch their businesses and grow in market. You can help us grow and sustain this support by becoming a programme sponsor.


Stand in solidarity with refugee founders by sponsoring public showcases, pitches and popup shops. Refugee founders use these events to show the world what they can do, to gain new followers, customers and partners.


A lack of access to capital is one of the key challenges facing our community. Help us close this gap by partnering with our independent fund, Skylight, or exploring our more targeted investment propositions.


We are looking for impact funders who are passionate about bringing refugee entrepreneurship support to refugees and other newcomers in their city or region.

Partner Stories

Upskilling entrepreneurs

The eBay Foundation is focused on creating communities for all. Read about our 2021 partnership as part of their Global Give initiative.

Read more here.

International scaling

The Western Union Foundation helped us take the first step in bringing refugee business support to 30 cities across the US, UK and Canada by 2025. Read more here.

Empowering Tech

Read about how access to Square’s card payment devices is levelling the playing field for our community.

Read more here.