Empowering Refugees to Thrive in Australia

Empowering Refugees to Thrive


You beLOng

You Belong is a charity initiative of flickerflame that is dedicated to empowering refugees that have recently been resettled in Australia to find their place and discover their purpose.


Serve at a Welcome Picnic that take place to promote social cohesion between host communities and existing groups of refugees. These events are a celebration of cultural diversity and engagement through food, dance, music, sport, games and activities. Activity based language development and cultural immersion and understanding are just some of the goals of these events.


Sponsor a refugee to participate in The GROW Program, designed to help people who have survived critical incidence and tragic circumstances. The program is based on scientific research into post-traumatic growth (PTG) and ethical constructs designed to help individuals ‘cultivate’ key character qualities and core competencies for overall health and wellbeing. 

The GROW Program is best known for its use with Syrian and Iraqi refugees (including Yazidi, Christian, and Muslim faiths) and capacity aid recovery from displacement, traumatic life events, and emotional despair (typically due to loss of property, loved ones, and livelihood).


Volunteer at a You Belong Community Hub and provide language, cultural and psycho-social support to refugees that are looking for additional support and community integration. We hope to host various educational and therapeutic workshops run by our own staff and guest organizations.

We know that it is not just WHAT we do that matters, but also WHY & HOW we serve. And so, these values are at the heart of everything we do at You Belong.


We are committed to loving refugees extravagantly and without an agenda through generous hospitality & kindness.


We are committed to listening to refugees with empathy, placing supreme value on their personal experiences and story.


We are committed to learning about and from refugees with an open heart and mind knowing they have just as much to teach us.


We are committed to educating through psychosocial programs and skills based training that will enable refugees to integrate effectively.


We are committed to equipping refugees towards independent living through practical training, vocational workshops and job creation projects.


We are committed to empowering purpose-filled leaders that will affect change and influence within their own community and beyond.  


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flickerflame Founders, Tim & Sarah Buxton, with their children in Northern Iraq.

flickerflame Founders, Tim & Sarah Buxton, with their children in Northern Iraq.

Financial Support

At flickerflame, we strive for excellence. We are an Australian registered not-for-profit charity committed to the highest financial integrity. We want you to be curious and feel free to ask questions about where 100% of your giving is resourcing.

ACN: 614 798 613 

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Bank Name: NAB

Account Name: Flicker Flame Ltd.

Account Number: 40-562-8154

BSB Number: 084-572