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Lancaster and Morecambe City of Sanctuary is a collaborative forum, bringing together voluntary sector organisations who support forcibly displaced people living locally.

We are passionate about collaborating to provide a welcoming place of safety for people fleeing war, violence and persecution, building a culture of hospitality and inclusiveness within the city.

We raise funds to relieve poverty; giving grants to individuals in need and providing welcome packs for all new arrivals.

Together with our partner organisations, we provide English classes, bikes, musical instruments, football and social activities to promote health and well-being.

We work with councils, politicians, schools, agencies, local authorities and other organisations to draw attention to the issues faced by those seeking sanctuary.


Visit our Facebook page for regular updates


Quote by Inderjit Singh Bhogal, founder of City of Sanctuary

Photos by Andrew Hall and Ricardo Gomez  Angel