City of Sanctuary Sheffield is an independent charity working in solidarity with people seeking sanctuary in Sheffield.
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.
See below for our current opening times and locations of our work
Address: The Sanctuary, 37-39 Chapel Walk, Sheffield City Centre, S1 2PD
Do you want to stand alongside people seeking sanctuary in Sheffield? Click the button below to find out more:
Joyful Resilience: The Psychology Team
At City of Sanctuary Sheffield, we know that a resilient and hopeful staff and volunteer team is the foundation of our work. This team is the soil from which everything we do grows and as such it needs supporting and…
Sheffield Council passes landmark motion unanimously reaffirming Sheffield’s City of Sanctuary Status!
On the 5th of July, Sheffield City Council unanimously passed a landmark motion re-affirming Sheffield's status as a City of Sanctuary, commiting to sign the pledge to fight the anti-refugee laws, join the Lift the Ban coalition, install a Migrant Champion in…
Tragic news from the Mediterranean Sea
Responding to news that on the 14th of June, more than 500 people lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety.
Turn your Compassion into Action this Refugee Week: Join Us at our Migration Matters Open Day Event
We are excited to invite you to our upcoming event, which is taking place during Refugee Week. As the UK's first 'City of Sanctuary,' Sheffield has been leading the way in creating a safe and welcoming city for people seeking…
Our Impact 2022-23
Dear City of Sanctuary Sheffield Community,
Maintaining hope and solidarity in the face of hostile rhetoric
This month, we have witnessed the impacts of increasingly hostile rhetoric from this administration and therefore wanted to explore this issue and its outcomes with you. Today, as we stand facing further cruel, costly and unworkable policy, we also wanted…
How we are creating Sanctuary in Sheffield
2022 was a year of great growth for our movement. We built stronger partnerships across Sheffield, grew our community and volunteer teams, and became stronger and more determined to create change. But it was also an incredibly difficult year for…
Volunteer Spotlight: a year of incredible work!
Celebrating over a year of volunteering at City of Sanctuary Sheffield (CoSS), we talked to Levi to discuss what he does at CoSS and to recognise his incredible work.
Winter Support in Sheffield – 2022 – People Seeking Sanctuary
Below is the support available for specific issues facing people seeking sanctuary along. Key statutory services will remain open and most voluntary and community organisations will be closed or working at reduced capacity.
Winter Support in Sheffield – 2022 – General
City of Sanctuary Sheffield and our associated projects are closed between 23rd December and 3rd January. Below is a list of alternative support complied by Voluntary Action Sheffield:
Our response to detention in our community
Sheffield stands against the detention and attempted deportation of members of our community.
CoSS and the Ukrainian Response