Home School Support for Families Seeking Sanctuary

City of Sanctuary Sheffield  is a registered charity (number 1172694) working to build a culture of warmth and hospitality for refugees and asylum seekers in the city. Currently, we are working hard to ensure that people seeking sanctuary remain connected and supported during these difficult times. 

As part of this, we are trying to raise funds to enable the children of people seeking sanctuary, who cannot now go to school, to carry on learning at home. Schools are open only to the children of workers in essential services, so the children of families seeking sanctuary are receiving no formal education at all. 

These families have no laptops, no TVs and in most cases no radios in their home. So, these children cannot benefit from the superb materials their teachers are posting.  As we all know, education is such a crucial matter—and these children are hungry to learn.

In South Yorkshire there are close to 400 children in over 100 households who can't go to school. Our aim is to enable them to learn at home by providing a laptop to each family with school aged children (5–18). We will also source the internet allowance and the remote IT support needed.

Can you offer any financial support to help towards raising the money to pay for 100 laptops? In total, we need £30,000. We are fundraising with our supporters and exploring all avenues possible to meet this extraordinary need. We have made an encouraging start, with £4,500 pledged so far.

— £300 would provide a new or refurbished laptop, plus data allowance for 3 months and volunteer remote IT support
— £90 would provide data allowance for 3 months
— £30 would provide data allowance for 1 month
— £10 would provide data allowance for 10 days

All donations, large and small, are welcomed.
  • Jonathan Charters 
    • £5 
    • 11 mos
  • David Gray 
    • £50 
    • 12 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £30 
    • 12 mos
  • ruth Kieran 
    • £480 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £63 
    • 14 mos
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Andrew Key 
Raised £165 from 8 donations
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
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Thomas Martin 
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Raised £1,285 from 10 donations
Sarah Adams 
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