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Norwich City of Sanctuary is part of a national movement building a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary, many of whom have lost their homes, fled persecution, and now seek safety here.

Norwich has a long history of being a place of sanctuary to those seeking it. We want to celebrate the contribution refugees make and to continue to extend a hand of welcome to those arriving today.

An amazing network of charities support refugees and asylum seekers in Norwich. We work with them and encourage sectors from across the city to get involved with our movement by applying for our Sanctuary Awards. Over 35 organisations have gained our accreditation and there are many more working towards gaining a Sanctuary Award with us!

Our Sanctuary Award Winners

Norwich Theatre

The University of East Anglia

Norwich Arts Centre

Frankโ€™s Bar

The Octagon Chapel

Norfolk Museums Service

Avenue Junior School

Notre Dame High School

Jane Austin College

Bignold Primary School

Magdalen Gates Primary School

Wensum Junior School

Framlingham Earl High School

Hellesdon High School

Hethersett Woodside Primary & Nursery 

Fountain Marketing

Woodton Primary School

Preston Primary

Saxlingham Nethergate Primary School

Angel Road Infant School

Garboldisham Primary

Ashleigh Primary School

Taverham Junior School

Recreation Road Infants School

Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers

Dereham Neatherd High School

Coltishall Primary School

Norfolk Millennium Library

Bicycle Links

Aylsham High School

The Common Lot Theatre Company

Grapes Hill Community Garden

Ellingham VC Primary School

Cringleford Primary School

Working Towards Our Sanctuary Award

Nelson Infants School

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

City College Norwich

Field of Joy

The Garage

The Zainab Project

Friends of Waterloo Park

Norwich City Council

Norwich City Football Club

Wymondham High School

Curious Directive Theatre Company

Kingโ€™s Lynn Library

Dereham Library

Gt Yarmouth Library

Thetford Library

Lakenham Primary School

East Norfolk Sixth Form

Thetford Academy

Sewell Park High School

Shouldton Primary School

Martham Primary School

Chapelfield Methodists Church

The National Centre for Writing

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