City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of welcome and hospitality for refugees and asylum-seekers. In 2007, with the support of the City Council, Sheffield became the UK’s first ‘City of Sanctuary’ for asylum-seekers and refugees—a city that takes pride in the welcome it offers to people in need of safety.

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Please help our Co-Chair raise £500 for The Sanctuary

Our Co-Chair, Tina Ball, is walking the West Highland Way to raise funds so we can develop our work at The Sanctuary. The walk stretches 96 miles (154 Km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in a huge variety of scenery along the way, from countryside parks to loch-shores and open moorlands to steep mountains.

If you'd like to sponsor Tina, please click here

Exciting opportunity to lead City of Sanctuary Sheffield

We are looking for a new Director to take City of Sanctuary Sheffield and The Sanctuary into the next phase of development.  Please see our Vacancies page for full details and how to apply.

Vacancy at the SPRING project

Sheffield Project for Refugee Integration & Growth (SPRING) is recruiting an Administrator.  SPRING is a partnership project funded by the EU, and brings together Citizens Advice, English teachers (SAVTE), Sheffield Council, Voluntary Action Sheffield, City of Sanctuary Sheffield and the mental health charity SOLACE. It's based at The Sanctuary and Voluntary Action Sheffield, and together, we're making sure that people who've found sanctuary in Sheffield get all the advice and support the need to start to rebuild their lives.

Details of the job and how to apply can be found here

This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.” 


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