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Portsmouth City of Sanctuary (PCoS) is an award-winning grass-roots humanitarian organisation helping local asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Portsmouth, Gosport and the surrounding areas.

Our Values


Our Vision


To view Information about our charity, such as newsletters, previous AGM’s, Impact Reports and policy documents, view Information webpage.



If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Portsmouth City of Sanctuary, what we do, our current volunteering roles and how you can support Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the city, then why not contact us at [email protected].



Portsmouth City of Sanctuary won the Hampshire High Sheriff Award for our work in the city with refugees and asylum seekers. The award was collected by our Trustees Denise Callender, David Handley and Patience Mutunami. We would like to thank all staff, volunteers and supporting organisations who go above and beyond to make Portsmouth a safe and welcoming place for everyone.