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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.







Would you like to help refugees and asylum seekers access support in Portsmouth? We welcome volunteers for our Refugee Hub. Please email a CV and covering letter to [email protected] if you would like to find out more.

Quarterly newsletters

Spring 2023


Impact Report

PCoS Impact Report 2021-2022

Our Annual Report

We are very pleased to publish our first annual report. We would like to thank all our volunteers, funders, donors, supporters and clients who access our services and projects.

PCoS 2021 Annual Report 21-22 Final

Click here to download Portsmouth City of Sanctuary’s information leaflet. 

Hampshire High Sheriff Award Winners

Portsmouth City of Sanctuary have won the Hampshire High Sheriff Award for our work in the city with refugees and asylum seekers. The award was collected by two of our Trustees Denise Callender and David Handley as well as Patience Mutunami our VAWG Project lead. 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.