How could your community or organisation welcome asylum seekers and refugees?
Pass a resolution of support for City of Sanctuary.
Display a “We Welcome Refugees and Asylum Seekers” sign (as seen here) outside of your building. Contact us for copies.
Form groups to discuss how to make your services more “asylum seeker friendly”.
Invite a refugee or asylum seeker to come to speak to your organisation about their experiences (contact us for help with this).
Publicise City of Sanctuary, Refugee Week and other refugee events within your organisation.
Offer volunteering or work placements to those seeking sanctuary.
Offer office space to refugee or asylum community groups as meeting space.
Fundraise for a refugee charity like Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum’s destitution fund. Encourage others to do so as well.
Send us a brief statement about your organisation to be included in a directory of organisations which welcome asylum seekers and refugees.
Provide short or longer-term accommodation to homeless asylum-seekers by offering a spare room, or by contributing to the rent for a house.
These are just a few suggestions of ways that your organisation can involve refugees and asylum seekers in your activities.
We welcome any other ideas you may have so please contact us with your ideas and we will post them on our website.
What Can I Do
This collection of statements was originally put together by Citizens for Sanctuary and the Independent Asylum Commission in association with the ‘citizen’ organsation foundation.
These statement provide issues for how we can all help tackle the issues facing seekers of sanctuary.
Please click here to download a copy.
There are many projects across Nottingham that support refugees and asylum seekers, and most would welcome new volunteers. Many of our supporter organisations also require volunteers. Please click here to visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to find out about volunteer opportunities at our supporting organisations.
Post A Link
You could help us attract more visitors by providing a link to us on your website. We have a range of City of Sanctuary web banners and buttons available.