CITY OF SANCTUARY UK

Help to make welcome widespread this winter!

From practical training and vital resources to unmissable webinars and educational and participation opportunities for refugees and people seeking sanctuary, we are doing all we can to support and grow the many City of Sanctuary networks - but we need your help to keep our work going.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 6 December 2021 to 12:00 AM, 31 January 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1184613)

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Campaign target

£3,000

Amount raised

£706

Donations

25

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

People seeking sanctuary are one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society, they face extreme challenges especially due to the asylum system, hostile public policy, inaccurate media reporting and tensions in communities caused by lack of understanding and fearmongering - all of which leads to an unwelcoming environment and is a barrier to integration. We are seeking to address all of the issues in pursuit of the vision to make the UK a welcoming place of safety for all.

Solution

In order to realise our vision we need to build a movement encouraging and inspiring more and more new people to become involved in promoting welcome. At a local level we believe change happens through connecting people from the receiving community with people seeking sanctuary and that social connections can turn people’s 'empathy into action', through our networks we aim to mobilise people behind UK level campaigns and leverage local authority political power locally for change.