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.
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.
Race and Governance in Sheffield
On 31st March over 150 leaders in Sheffield came together to identify how we can develop more inclusive governance in our organisations.
Supporting the Vaccine Rollout
We're really excited to be starting a short term CCG funded project to support people seeking sanctuary to access the vaccine as it rolls out across the country. Many people seeking sanctuary are younger than 50 so we are just…
Our response to the Government’s New Plan for Immigration
Today the Government will set out their New Plan for Immigration, which is expected to make significant changes to our asylum system in the UK.
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Steel City Welcome – South Yorkshire’s first community resettlement group!
Steel City Welcome is South Yorkshire's first community resettlement group. Rosh, from the SCW team explains more...
City of Sanctuary Sheffield Welcomes Magid Magid as New Co-Chair
Magid Magid, the former Lord Mayor of Sheffield and MEP for Yorkshire and Humber, came to Sheffield with his mother and siblings as refugees from Somalia. Since his departure from being an MEP due to Brexit, he has written and…
Sailing on Tears: Raising Money for City of Sanctuary Sheffield
Songwriter Nadia Durrani-Jones has collaborated with a number Sheffield-based musical talents to produce a song raising money for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, with donations kindly going to support City of Sanctuary Sheffield locally, as well as Refugee…
Protecting everyone from homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
City of Sanctuary Sheffield, with support from partners across the city, are calling for Sheffield City Council to take a stand against the recent Home Office decision to resume eviction proceedings for those who have been refused asylum.
City of Sanctuary Investing in Volunteers! 👏
Our volunteer team is an absolutely vital part of everything that we do at City of Sanctuary Sheffield. They are instrumental in both creating welcoming spaces that challenge the hostile environment and empowering people seeking sanctuary to navigate the system as…
The City of Sanctuary Connections Project
Isolation. Loneliness. Exclusion. These are words we're hearing a lot at the moment from our friends and neighbours across the country.
City of Sanctuary UK – In Brief!
City of Sanctuary UK supports a network of over 100 local and grassroots groups contributing to building the movement for welcome and inclusion in the UK. We promote understanding, recognition and celebration of the ways in which people seeking sanctuary…
The Migrant COVID-19 Support Group Reaches Across the City
During lockdown, our volunteers have been hard at work co-ordinating and helping out with the Migrant COVID-19 Support Group. This part of The Virtual Sanctuary that has supported 245 people in under two months with deliveries of important items including…