Sanctuary is about bringing people together and this starts in our own communities.

There are lots of ways of bringing people together - food, music, activities, anything that gets people talking and having fun!

CoS Examples

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Welcome to Birmingham

Birmingham CoS have created this amazing map for newcomers with all sorts of services listed!


Syrian pop-up Cafe in Colchester

Regular pop-up cafes in Colchester serving Syrian food draw large crowds!


Mapping Sanctuary in Edinburgh

In Nov 2016, 100 people from across Edinburgh came together to map what's in the city and create an online sanctuary guide!


Sanctuary Suppers in Leeds

Sanctuary Suppers is a project to bring people from different walks of life together to share a meal

Other Examples (external sites)


Refugees Welcome to Dinner

A toolkit to help organise a 'Refugees Welcome' dinner


Welcome Cinema

A monthly event in London to bring people together with a film and food


United Invitations

Aiming to connect locals and newcomers over home-cooked dinners