Swansea became the UK’s second official City of Sanctuary in May 2010. It formally adopted its constitution in February 2012.
City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.
Swansea has offered a home to people who have lost their homes and families and we wish to celebrate the welcoming attitudes of Swansea people and organisations.
Our City of Sanctuary Management Committee invites all organisations, local groups and individuals to join us and help make Swansea proud to be a place of safety. City of Sanctuary support can include community centres, charities, social clubs, schools, local services and businesses, as well as refugee organizations and volunteers. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
Take a look at our City of Sanctuary resolution of support. We also have included some ideas to turn your support into practical help.
Wanted: your experience of welcome
We are working hard to enable Wales to become the first ever Nation of Sanctuary. To help us in doing…
AGM & Celebration Event
This week we held our AGM and celebration event. We elected our new Management Committee and celebrated the steps taken…
Free awareness-raising training available through Swansea CVS.
We are pleased to be delivering a free awareness-raising training session, about issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees, through the…
VolcanoFridays – World Voices in Swansea!
Multilingual World Literature in Swansea: over 30 authors, artists and musicians and more than 17 languages in a unique event series. Meet…
Wales Nation of Sanctuary Conference
We would love you to join us at the Wales Nation of Sanctuary Conference, on Thursday April 27th 2017, at…
Reflections from intern, Divya
Earlier this month, we welcomed an intern into our small team. Divya joins us all the way from the University of…
Women’s Group visits Senedd during half-term break.
Wednesday, 22nd February was a very special day which we were pleased to have shared. It was great to see…
Holocaust Memorial Day 2017
Today we were privileged to attend the Holocaust Memorial Day service held at Bishop Gore School. The service brought together…
Job Opportunity: Accommodation Development Worker with SBASSG.
Networking Event- Volunteering
We started 2017 off with an excellent networking event, bringing together around 40 individuals from more than twenty different organisations.…
Swansea Sanctuary Awards 2017.
What are the Swansea Sanctuary Awards?
Swansea City of Sanctuary says Thank You to its volunteers!
Yesterday Swansea City of Sanctuary hosted a fantastic event to say thank you to our volunteers, without whom we could…
Read all our news.