Umbrella Project

The Umbrella Project (UP) is a UK based partnership between 25 urban community hubs, 3 small urban charities,  8 civil society organisations and a faith-based organisation, led by ADRA-UK, through its I AM Urban initiative to address some of the issues caused by the fallout from CV19.  These entities will work together, initially for nine months, to provide a multi-agency approach to food security, physical and mental wellbeing and sustainable livelihoods, for some of the UKs most vulnerable groups (homeless, rough sleepers, refugees, unemployed, people on low incomes, people living with long-term chronic health conditions and BAME people living with HIV/Aids) across key major cities in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Programme Objectives

  • Reduce social exclusion and the inequalities for the most vulnerable people in the UK with regard to food security, hygiene and sanitation, good health and wellbeing and sustainable livelihoods.
  • Develop a network of local urban community hubs throughout the UK to assist the most vulnerable to increase this opportunities to thrive even during an economic downturn due to the fallout of COVID-19.
  • The creation of cohesive, responsive and supportive community hubs with a strong identity and an impeccable reputation for outstanding service delivery to its beneficiaries.

I am Urban

Community Hubs

Grassroots urban community hubs are key to effective community development. I AMU works with 80 hubs in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Hub Resources

Training materials, guidance and handbooks to support the successful running of community hubs.

Urban Life

Events, conferences and resources about life in urban spaces.

Umbrella Project

The Umbrella Project, is UK-based COVID-19 response partnership between 73 community hubs, 3 small urban charities, 8 civil society organisations, with the support of over 700 volunteers led by ADRA-UK through its I AM Urban initiative.


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