ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


English language course scholarships for asylum seekers available from the University of Sheffield

14 Aug 2016 The University of Sheffield are pleased to offer five scholarships for those who have sought refuge in the UK. There are 2 different types of English language courses and the scholarships cover the cost of tuition fees. The scholarships are available for students who are 18+ and who meet certain criteria. The closing dates for applications are on 9 September and 16 December 2016. For further details or to apply go to the university’s website.

International Soundclash Weekender (20,21,22 October) to raise funds for ASSIST

9 Aug 2016 Mango Disco’s INTERNATIONAL SOUNDCLASH WEEKENDER is the first ever not-for-profit crowdfunded international music festival organised in Sheffield. Following the success of previous Mango Disco events it will be hosted in several venues across the city during 20, 21, 22 of October 2016. All profits will be donated to three charities MSF, Assist (Sheffield) and Hummingbird Project. This is a crowd-funded event so get behind it if you can.

Working in partnership for positive outcomes: a case study from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

27 Jul 2016 We were approached by ASSIST Sheffield in November 2015 in respect of Mr X, whose present immigration status is a refused asylum seeker, having entered the United Kingdom in 2001. BACKGROUND

Join a 'Five Churches Walk' on 23 July in aid of ASSIST

7 Jul 2016 A group will be walking 10 miles visiting five churches in South Rotherham to raise money for ASSIST on 23rd July. The five churches walk is a beautiful 10 mile circular route. Most of the route is along ancient footpaths and bridleways, which have been used for hundreds of years by local people and visitors alike. Stepping in their footsteps you will visit the picturesque villages of Wales, Harthill, Thorpe Salvin, South Anston and Todwick, and be able to appreciate some of Rotherham’s finest church architecture.

Arrivals Photography Project

6 Jul 2016 Three years in the making … the Arrivals photography project documents migration to Sheffield over the last 72 years, from 1945 to 2016. The exhibition opens at Weston Park Museum on September 24th.

Sheffield University is offering 5 Asylum Seeker Scholarships - deadine for applications is 24 June 2016

16 Jun 2016 The University says “We are pleased to offer five scholarships for those who have sought refuge in the UK. The scholarships cover the cost of tuition and provide a £9,840 award to support living costs for each year of study. “The scholarships will be available for students studying undergraduate degrees or postgraduate masters courses. Awards are discretionary. “Our aim is to support students under the government’s resettlement programme or who are recent arrivals in the UK.” The deadline for applications is Friday 24 June 2016.

Fundraising Dinner on Sat 25 June. SOLD OUT

9 Jun 2016 Saturday, June 25, 2016 – 6pm, Channing Hall, 45 Surrey Street, S1 2LG (Dinner will be served at 7pm) PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will be no tickets for sale on the door.

Jerry and the Bucket Band to perform at ASSIST Fundraising Dinner

7 Jun 2016 We’re excited to report that ‘Jerry and the Bucket Band’ will be performing at our Fundraising Dinner on 25 June! Jerry is an old friend of ASSIST and many of you will know him from the Well Dressed Band’s Home Grown Ceilihds. As for the rest of the line-up…well you’ll just have to wait and see!

What's on the menu at our Fundraising Dinner?

25 Apr 2016 Catering for our Fundraising Dinner will be by Open Kitchen Social Club, known to their friends as OKSC.

Fundraising Dinner - A huge thank you for the great support from local firms!

25 Apr 2016 The team planning our Fundraising Dinner on 25 June, 6pm, at Channing Hall has been delighted by the enthusiastic and supportive response from local firms. We’ve had offers of crockery and cutlery, tablecloths, amazing raffle prizes, fresh bread, and flowers, not to mention musical performances and help with decor and staffing on the night.