What is Leicester City of Sanctuary?

City of Sanctuary is a national movement with nearly 40 groups which are committed to developing a ‘culture of welcome and inclusion’ for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. The aim is to create a network of places throughout the country which do their best to include asylum seekers and refugees in the lives of their communities. City of Sanctuary was founded in Sheffield in 2005 and the Leicester branch (registered charity no 1138017) was established two years later.

Here in Leicester, we are now a small charity run entirely by volunteers with a range of projects supporting asylum seekers in a variety of ways. We also hold awareness raising talks to explain to people about what it is like to be an asylum seeker and about the asylum process. We provide this for free to any community group or organisation including statutory services. You can find out more by reading our annual report, clicking the boxes on the top of this page or contact us for further information.

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