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City of Sanctuary is teaming up with the Refugee Council, the UK’s largest refugee organisation, to support local groups throughout the UK
in developing their own Cities of Sanctuary. We have also received funding from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust to support this work. There is already a City of Sanctuary working group in Leicester, and people working to set one up in Leeds, and in 2008 we aim to see a growing national City of Sanctuary movement that can start to influence policy-makers and public attitudes throughout the country.

On 4th June we will be holding a national conference in Sheffield, inviting people from around the country to find out how they can develop their own city of Sanctuary initiatives. If you think you could be involved in setting up or joining a local working group please contact us to find out how we could support you.