Norwich City of Sanctuary is part of a national movement building a culture of welcome for refugees and asylum-seekers. We want to see a culture of hospitality grow in our city, particularly towards those who have lost their homes, fled persecution, and now seek safety here.

As Norwich has a long history of being a place of sanctuary to those seeking safety, we want to celebrate the contribution of refugees have made over time and to continue to extend a hand of welcome to those arriving today. 

A great network of services and charities support refugees and asylum seekers in Norwich. We work with them and seek to encourage more sectors from across the city to get involved.

Our award winners’ section shows examples of organisations which have gained Sanctuary status, including the University of East Anglia, Norwich Arts Centre and the Octagon Chapel. Each has committed to the aims of City of Sanctuary and looked at how they can contribute towards supporting refugees in our community.

Recent News