To mark the Government’s publication of migration statistics for the first half of 2016, the Refugee Council have published a list of top 20 facts based on the latest asylum stats. To read them go to the Refugee Council’s website.
In June this year we celebrated Refugee week by holding a Fundraising Dinner at Channing Hall and we are pleased to report that the event raised £1,700 for ASSIST. This was a fantastic total considering it was the very first time we’d put on an event of this type and magnitude. Our thanks go to all the 98 wonderful guests who came to the dinner. We really do appreciate your support (and your patience when parts of the catering operation didn’t go entirely to plan!)
What’s more fun than a bake sale? ……A friendly baking competition with prizes to be won of course! It’s fundraising time, and in honour of the impending return of GBBO to our screens, the Red Deer are holding a bake off of their very own on Thurs 1 Sept, between 12 noon and closing time. Here’s what they say…
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.
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
The ASSIST office is in need of Admin volunteers – can you help? The ASSIST office supports the work of all of ASSIST’s 200+ volunteers spread over 15 individual teams – who do everything from client casework to grant applications. It is also the base for ASSIST’s two full-time and three part-time staff.
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.
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 201616 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.
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.