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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.  City of Sanctuary Sheffield is an independent charity that works to build this culture of welcome in the city.

Important Update:

Our staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to support those seeking sanctuary during the covid 19 pandemic.  See The Virtual Sanctuary menu for more information about all we are doing.