Welcome to Bradford City of Sanctuary
Bradford City of Sanctuary exists to generate an environment of safety and hospitality in the City. We identify gaps in support, connect people to places, promote and host events as well as advocate and educate for a fair, equal and diverse society.
We aim to create a city that is more inclusive and welcoming, where those seeking sanctuary can enrich our city, and be recognised for their contribution.
We work through partnerships with numerous voluntary and community groups to create, facilitate and support networks across the city.
Bradford is part of a rapidly growing national movement, with over 100 groups. In 2010 we were one of the first places in the UK to be formally recognised as a ‘city of sanctuary’.
Take a look at the menu above to learn more about what we do, including our brilliant Schools of Sanctuary project, and how you can get involved.
Bradford has a long and proud history of welcoming people from all over the world, including Eastern Europe. As Russia’s war against Ukraine rages on and thousands of people are forced from their homes, it’s easy to feel powerless, but there are ways we can all stand in solidarity with Ukraine and make a difference to those who have had to leave everything behind.
For Ukrainians arriving in Bradford, the brilliant Welcome to Bradford site now includes Ukrainian among the languages into which it can be translated
Click the ‘solidarity‘ image below to visit the National City of Sanctuary Movement’s Website, providing more info and suggestions on what we can to together.
Watch our inspirational short film VOICES here: