ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution


Double your donation

21 Oct 2016 Donate up to £10 today and you donation will be doubled! ** If you donate through Local Giving This is for a limited time only, so hurry! We think it will run out by Monday! Thank you!

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

9 Oct 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.

'Arrivals: Making Sheffield Home' Exhibition, Weston Park Museum, 24 Sept to 12 Feb

6 Oct 2016 Saturday 24 September 2016 – Sunday 12 February 2017 at Weston Park MuseumArrivals: Making Sheffield Home celebrates the remarkable stories of Sheffield residents who have travelled from across the globe to make a home in the city. Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition by photographer Jeremy Abrahams, ASSIST volunteer and supporter.

Donate your first new fiver!

3 Oct 2016 The new £5 note has been launched and it has inspired people to give the first one they receive to charity. One of our supporters has already donated their first new fiver to ASSIST. It would be wonderful if you’d like to do the same. You are welcome to drop your £5 in to our office or bring it to one of forthcoming events such as our AGM.

Calling ASSIST supporters...can you help us equip our new office space?

16 Sep 2016 At long last we are acquiring some more space so that our office team will no longer be so squashed and conditions will be more pleasant for everyone. We’d be really grateful if anyone could help us with the following to furnish the new rooms.. mini-fridge hot water dispenser (2-3 litre water heater) tea/coffee station (small cupboard, or similar, we can use for this purpose). key safe We are happy with second-hand donations, or people offering to buy the items for us (we have a wishlist).

Admin volunteers needed!

14 Sep 2016 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.

ASSIST Art Workshops

9 Sep 2016 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

Join us at our AGM on Tuesday 18 October

6 Sep 2016 ASSIST’s Annual General MeetingTuesday, October 18th 2016, 6.30pmMoor Theatre Delicatessen, The Moor, Sheffield S1 4PF Thank you very much for your support over the last year. ASSIST would like to invite all our wonderful friends and supporters to our annual AGM and supporter meeting. The event will be a celebration of all that has been achieved this year and a look to the challenges we face in the year ahead.

Read the Refugee Council's top 20 facts about refugees and asylum seekers

27 Aug 2016 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.

Images from our 2016 Fundraising Dinner

27 Aug 2016 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!)