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.

If you would like to receive news of refugee-related events in Sheffield please go to our 'Contact' page.


Could you help raise funds for The Sanctuary?

Are you a marathon runner? Do you have a passion you could turn into a fund-raiser?

We would be happy to pay the entrance fees and provide promotional t-shirts or running vests for your fund-raising activities.

Please get in touch at: [email protected]

Read our impact report

City of Sanctuary Sheffield has completed a report about our work over the past year.  In it you can read about developments at The Sanctuary, services we and our partners have delivered at the multi-agency drop-in, and the contribution of our wonderful team of volunteers. There are also comments from some of the people we have tried to help.  Have a look at the full report here. 

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