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In Leeds, we are proud to extend the welcome of our city to people who come here seeking safety. We are committed to making our city a haven for anyone who needs its protection.

With City of Sanctuary, we want to create a network of people and organisations right across the city, united in making our city more welcoming, open and fair for asylum seekers and refugees.

In November 2010, we launched our movement here. About 300 people came to celebrate this commitment and to share ideas about what we can do for Leeds to be recognised as a city that welcomes and supports all of its residents. To keep up with what we’re doing, why not join our email list and add us on Facebook orTwitter?

We invite you and your organisation – your school, faith group, business, charity – to sign our Promise of Support and get involved in whatever way suits you. Whether you want to display a sign, join a befriending scheme, or just smile at people you don’t know, there’s something everyone can do to help make Leeds more open and fair.


Output map here for postcode LS1 4ND




Find us at

Ebor Court
Skinner Street

Ways you could get involved

  • Meetings
  • Lobbying
  • Social events
  • Letter-writing
  • Social media
  • Admin
  • Awareness-raising
  • Volunteer posts
  • Steering group

Leeds City of Sanctuary