Welcome to Gateshead City of Sanctuary, a movement of hospitality and welcome in this region of the North East.

Our aim is to provide a safe and welcoming culture for people seeking asylum in Gateshead and the surrounding areas, with the help of local community and organisations. We have valued support from organisations including Gateshead Council, the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead Carers and The4Cs Climate Change Community Champions. We hope to bring peace and support to any member of the asylum seeker community through a variety of events and services.

Here in Gateshead, our City of Sanctuary streams focus on:

  • Schools
  • Arts
  • Destitution

If you would like to get involved, please do get in touch.