ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


Invite us to talk to your group, school or organisation

1 Jul 2017 Do you feel that your community group, school, college, congregation or other organisation should hear first-hand about the experience of seeking asylum? Would you like to spread the truth about why asylum seekers in our city become destitute? Would you like to know more about the work ASSIST does to support them? Nothing conveys the reality of life as an asylum seeker as powerfully as hearing the story of someone who has first-hand experience.

Louise completes her Pilgrimage walk to Santiago de Compostello in aid of ASSIST

20 Jun 2017 Louise Grosberg has walked from Porto to Santiago de Compostello, raising well over £5,000 for ASSIST in the process. Here’s what she said before the walk…

Come to the ASSIST Art Workshop

19 Jun 2017 ASSIST now holds regular Art Workshops where asylum seekers and refugees can get together, enjoy a sociable couple of hours, and do some artwork together. Some of the artwork is used to produce the wonderful cards that we sell on the ASSIST stall. The workshops are supported by Carmel Page and are held at: The Christadelphian Hall Cemetery Road Sharrow Sheffield S11 8FP The workshops are held between 2pm and 4pm .

Gardeners Rest to hold a Buskathon in aid of ASSIST

18 Jun 2017 On Sunday 27 August, the Gardeners Rest (105 Neepsend Lane, S3 8AT) will be holding an 8 hour Charity Buskathon to raise funds for us. The first busker will take to the stage at 1pm and the Buskathon will continue until 9pm…so plenty of time for you to call in and catch some of the music and cheer on the musicians! If you would like to sign up to busk yourself, please contact the Gardeners Rest Community Society (events [at] All genres are welcome.

Bidding is underway in our Auction of Promises!

7 Jun 2017 Don’t miss out on your chance to bid!…and to help us with this fundraising effort. Over £600 has been raised as at 7th June.* You can help us increase this total and at the same time pick up a treat*…anything from a cake or a singing lesson to 4 nights’ holiday accommodation. All money raised will go to support destitute asylum seekers. Go to to see the array of fantastic promises on offer.

Place your bids now! ASSIST Online Auction of Promises is now open

5 Jun 2017 We’re excited to announce the launch of our Auction of Promises! The amazing list of promises includes…

Mor Kabasi to perform the next Talking Gig on 8 May

24 Mar 2017 At the HUBS (Sheffield Student’s Union) Monday 8th May Doors at 7:30 Another in the wonderful series of Talking Gigs which give you the chance to hear top artists from the UK and around the world, in intimate venues, play and talk about their music, instruments, culture, countries … and to ask questions about whatever aspects of the music interests you. And each of the gigs raises funds for ASSIST.

Festival of Debate FREE event - Thurs 11 May - 'The Home Truth'

12 Mar 2017 THU 11 MAY | 7-8PM | QUAKER MEETING HOUSE | FREEIn association with ASSIST

ASSIST is recruiting a Client Support Manager (now closed)

5 Mar 2017 Job Title: Client Support Manager Responsible to: Trustees Hours: Full Time Salary: £28,000 pa Responsible for: Work of ASSIST’s client support volunteer teams, Volunteering Coordinator, Admin and Support Officer Location: ASSIST Sheffield, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield.

ASSIST is recruiting a Finance and Admin Officer (now closed!)

2 Mar 2017 Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer Responsible to: Resource Manager Hours: 14 hours Salary: £18,500 pa (salary stated is for full time equivalent, this rate would be pro-rata’d for 14hours/35 ) Line Managed by: Resource Manager Responsible for: Finance team volunteers Location: ASSIST Sheffield, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield