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.
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…
Film: Hostile Q&A at the Broadway Cinema
Tuesday 29th March 20.30pm
Bluecoat Beechdale School receives School of Sanctuary Award
The Bluecoat Beechdale Academy was awarded its prestigious School of Sanctuary last month and on Wednesday 10th November they celebrated their achievement in style! The school is in one of the most deprived areas of Nottingham but their ethos of…
“All The Beds I Have Slept In” at the Playhouse
Phosphoros Theatre Company is a company creating performances by and for refugees and asylum seekers. In their first show at the Playhouse since it gained its Theatre of Sanctuary award, they brought their new work "All The Beds I Have…
English Conversation and IELTS classes with both Universities and the Red Cross in Nottingham
The Red Cross in Nottingham are offering a number of English conversation classes and IELTS speaking and listening in association with the Student Action on Refugee groups at both the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. This is another…