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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Come Dine With Us - African style, then.. Let's Rock n Roll!

You are warmly invited to join us for the next in our series of refugee-hosted meals at The Sanctuary, 6-8pm on Friday 3rd May, when you can share a selection of African food while learning about West African culture. Please reserve your place for "Come Dine With Us - African style" here. Entry is free, but donations are welcome to help cover our costs.


Please come and support this benefit concert featuring Ash Gray, Amy Kakoura, Amy Newhouse-Smith, Robin Hoare and the Daily Grind Rhythm Section on Saturday 4th May. It promises to be a foot-stomping night at Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD. Doors open 7.30pm, entry £10 - all proceeds to City of Sanctuary Sheffield. People seeking sanctuary are welcome, free of charge.

Volunteering Opportunities at The Sanctuary

Would you like to help refugees ?  We're looking for people who can volunteer a few hours a week at The Sanctuary and/or the weekly multi-agency drop-in at Victoria Hall.  Please have a look at our volunteering page to see the sort of roles currently on offer, including a new member for our Board.

SPRING at The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is delighted to welcome Sheffield Project for Refugee Integration & Growth - SPRING - helping refugees find their feet in the city.  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.  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.

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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