A photograph of a young person holding a delicious-looking baguette inside a market tent where a table is covered in organic bread for sale.


Breadwinners is a grassroots charity providing employment and training for refugees and young people seeking asylum. 

They transform lives through selling bread. Breadwinners employs refugees to sell organic artisan bread at farmers’ markets in London and Brighton, and to manage their online bread delivery service.

Their three employability programmes provide jobs, work experience, training and mentoring for refugees and young people seeking asylum.

  1. The Risers Programme provides early intervention support for young people seeking asylum aged 16 to 24. This programme provides work experience and training as Market Stall Assistants.
  2. The Breadwinners Programme supports refugees who have been granted refugee status in the UK but are struggling to find employment. This programme offers paid jobs managing our market stalls alongside training and mentoring.
  3. The Proofers Programme up-skills Breadwinners, developing their customer service and IT skills through running e-commerce and wholesale operations. The programme was born from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Currently in Brighton, Breadwinners sell at St Mary’s Church Kemptown and upper Gardner Street on a Saturday, and Brighton Open Market on a Sunday.

 Find out more at Breadwinners Website