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.
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Networking Event- Volunteering
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Swansea Sanctuary Awards 2017.
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Human Rights Day 2016
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Sanctuary in the Senedd 2016.
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Become DPIA’s Chief Co-ordinator!
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Gwyl Nawr raises over £800 for Swansea CoS!
We spent a lovely Sunday in the company of experimental musicians and performers, at Gwyl Nawr Festival, held at Volcano…
All day experimental music celebration in support of Swansea City of Sanctuary.
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Free Training in Partnership with HOPE not hate Wales
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