About Us

The Boaz Trust is a Christian charity serving destitute asylum seekers and refugees in Greater Manchester.

Our aim is to end asylum destitution. We want to see people who are seeking sanctuary in the UK leading fulfilling lives. To this end we provide accommodation and support for destitute asylum seekers and refugees, and speak up with asylum seekers in campaigning for a more compassionate asylum system.

Here’s a short film about our work, made by our friends at Finite Productions.


Dave Smith founded the Boaz Trust in 2004, after meeting growing numbers of destitute asylum seeker, whose cases had been refused, and who therefore had no recourse to public funds and no where to turn for help.

As a Christian charity we are motivated by Jesus’ instructions to care for the poor and marginalised in our society. 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.

Why not take a look at our latest annual report?

Trustees Annual Report and Accounts 2015-2016