ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


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.

Paul Newman to perform at our Fundraising Dinner

25 Apr 2016 We’re excited to announce that Paul Newman, Sheffield singer and musician and long-standing ASSIST supporter and volunteer, will be welcoming guests to the ASSIST Fundraising Dinner on Saturday 25 June, 6 pm, Channing Hall with his music. Expect a lovely opening to an exciting and enjoyable evening. Other minstrels will be wandering in to entertain you with musical interludes through out the evening. Thank you for supporting this event, Paul!

BBC documentary, 'Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis'

8 Mar 2016 Catch this programme on the BBC iPlayer if you haven’t already seen it. Chris and Xand van Tulleken discover what conditions are like for migrants in Europe during winter and witness the medical and humanitarian response to the refugee crisis.

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the Poem-a-thon

8 Mar 2016 A huge thank you to everyone involved in the amazing Poem-a-thon which took place on April 2nd. Not only was it a tremendous day, enjoyed by lots of people, but it raised a massive £12K for ASSIST and spread awareness of our work to loads of people. If you missed out on sponsoring a poet, it’s not too late. Go to JustGiving .

The Young'uns 'Three for All' tour came to Sheffield...and ASSIST were there

29 Feb 2016 Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 14:00, The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS Multi-award winning trio The Young’uns brought their “Glorious harmonies, waspish wit, powerful songs and relentless banter” (***** The Guardian) to the Greystones on 17th April as part of their THREE FOR ALL tour.

To learn more about the UK asylum system find us on Pinterest

25 Feb 2016 We’re on Pinterest! …and we’re using it to signpost great learning resources about the UK asylum system. To see our boards sign up to Pinterest then find us here