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 help 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.
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…
Write to your MP about the Nationalities and Borders Bill
There are many template letters to MP’s about the Nationalities and Borders Bill, but don’t make the mistake of using the template letter as it stands. Change it. MP’s get hundreds of letters every day and their staff become adept…
Nottingham Playhouse achieves Theatre of Sanctuary award
Nottingham City of Sanctuary is delighted that Nottingham Playhouse has been given their Theatre of Sanctuary award and would like to congratulate the team at the Playhouse for the work they have put into this award. It reflects the tremendous…
Making Worry Dolls for Refugee Week
Nottingham City of Sanctuary teamed up with the National Justice Museum this year for Refugee Week. Using a project that the NJM has used with prisoners in the past, of making Guatemalan ‘worry dolls’, we changed the focus of the…
Local Authority Network Meeting ‘Alternative Vision for the Asylum System: Resettlement, Dispersal and Welcome
Alternative Vision for the Asylum System: Resettlement, Dispersal and Welcome
Refugee Week 2021
We're getting ready to host Nottingham Refugee Week across our city, from 12th-20th June!
A First for Nottingham as Universities Put in a Joint Application for University of Sanctuary
Both Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University had put in applications to become Universities of Sanctuary but in a rare initiative, after consultation with City of Sanctuary, the universities are working together to put in a joint bid for University…
Job Opportunity: Nottingham Arimathea Trust
Nottingham Arimathea Trust is a small housing charity based in Nottingham that provides accommodation for destitute asylum seekers, newly recognised refugees and victims of modern slavery and trafficking. It was set up in 2007 to meet an overwhelming need to…
White Rose chain of charity shops pledge support for Nottingham City of Sanctuary
We are pleased to say that the White Rose chain of charity clothing shops in Nottingham and Newark have pledged support for Nottingham City of Sanctuary as part of our campaign to get Nottingham to publicly declare itself a city…
Health Experiences of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Nottingham
The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum has produced a very interesting document about the health experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham.