We are working towards Nottingham becoming a City of Sanctuary. In the city and county, there are flourishing but hard-pressed groups who help people seeking sanctuary to become part of the wider community. We want to encourage local groups and individuals to welcome and appreciate people seeking refuge and asylum more actively.
How can you help? Are you part of a group or organisation who would support Nottingham becoming a City of Sanctuary by signing the resolution of support?
Supporters can include faith groups, community centres, charities, social clubs, schools, local services and businesses, as well as refugee organisations and volunteers. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
People seeking asylum and refugees newly arrived in Nottingham should make contact with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum where they can get help and support in accessing benefits, health care, English classes and other practical issues.
Nottingham City Council accept open letter asking for them to become a City of Sanctuary
Nottingham City of Sanctuary network teamed up with Nottingham Citizens on Wednesday to hand over an open letter to Councillor Sajid Mohammed who is portfolio holder for communities in the City Council. Nottingham City of Sanctuary has been having a…
Sanctuary in Football inaugural meeting held in Nottingham
Last week City of Sanctuary held a meeting with a number of professional football clubs from across the country and from across all leagues. Football is an international language and where-ever you come from, if you are given a ball,…
Refugee Week comes early to Trent Bridge
A group of Afghan asylum seekers from across Nottingham spent a couple of enjoyable days at Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. The club very kindly donated a number of tickets for the first two days for…
Nottingham Refugee Week 2023
Nottingham's annual celebration of the contribution of people seeking sanctuary to our society begins with its launch at Sneinton Market on Saturday 17th June from 11.00am. There will be music and food as well as stalls and information about what…
The Nottingham Emmanuel School receives School of Sanctuary award
The Nottingham Emmanuel School invited Nottingham City of Sanctuary to their carol concert where Jane presented the School of Sanctuary award to a group of pupils from the schools excellent singing group in the presence of staff, pupils and parents. …
Asylum Seekers enjoy watching football match at Notts County
It was a full crowd at Notts County today for their match against Yeovil. And among the crowd was a group of asylum seekers who had been dispersed to Nottingham by the Home Office. Thanks to the generosity of Notts…
Windmill Community Garden Gains Garden of Sanctuary Award
We were pleased to present the Windmill Community Garden in Bobbers Mill in Nottingham with their Garden of Sanctuary award this morning. The gardens are open to a wide variety of community groups and volunteers do everything from clearing paths…
Bill Walton 1962 – 2022
Nottingham City of Sanctuary is shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Bill Walton. Bill worked tirelessly over many years with the refugee and asylum seeker community in Nottingham. He was instrumental in working with the University…
Nottingham Has Two Universities of Sanctuary
Nottingham City of Sanctuary is absolutely delighted with the news that the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University have jointly been awarded University of Sanctuary status. The award committee commented "We are delighted that the University of Nottingham and Nottingham…
Bluecoat Wollaton Academy achieves School of Sanctuary status
Last week the Wollaton Academy, part of the Archway Learning Trust was recognised as the latest school to join the ever expanding network of Schools of Sanctuary across the UK. The award was presented by Sally MacDonald, lead of the…
Refugee Week 2022
Nottingham Refugee Week is back!
Nottingham Sanctuary Seeker Graduates in Politics Course
Our Sanctuary Ambassador, Lubna al Zain has just graduated from the City of Sanctuary ‘Sanctuary in Politics’ course. She travelled to Birkbeck College in London to receive her certificate from Sian Summers-Rees, Chief Officer of City of Sanctuary UK. Sanctuary…