Below is our growing list of  organisations who are actively supporting us in creating a culture of welcome for those seeking refuge in Swindon!

You can join us, just click here to find out more and fill in our pledge form.

Air Photo Services Ltd  

Annabel Giraud-Telme – this ethical fashion designer will soon run workshops in clothing design and sewing.

Darkroom Espresso – this independent coffee shop is the location for our weekly ‘We’re Open’ event!

Debutots Swindon  – offers free drama and play sessions for refugee toddlers and parents.

Desk Cowork – this co-working environment in Old Town provides a free desk space for our Development Worker.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service  offering fire safety workshops for Harbour visitors.

Eastcott Community Organisation 

Helen Browning’s Organic – funded coach travel for Swindon United to play a Leicester football team.

Los Gatos  – this Spanish tapas restaurant helped a group of refugees run a pop-up kitchen as part of the Swindon City of Sanctuary launch event and again in February 2017. This developed into their ‘Sanctuary Tapas’ specials which feature refugees’ special dishes, with the recipies taught to their chefs and served to hungry customers. All the profits from these dishes go to Swindon City of Sanctuary, and so far has raised over £1,700.

Mechanics’ Institution Trust – provide free event space and town-centre car parking for SCoS staff.

Redlands Airfield

Robert Buckland MP South Swindon Constituency Office – attended Parliament of Sanctuary in 2016, our launch and refugee week. He is currently campaigning for legal aid in Wiltshire and to allow biometric residence permits (BRP) cards to be processed in Swindon – both preventing unecessary and expensive travel.

Social Media Support Ltd – provides advice for effective use of our social media pages.

Strength Outsourcing 

Swindon Community Choir – performed at events and during refugee week.

Swindon Heritage  

Swindon Quakers – run ‘Refuteas’ once a month, a social afternoon for families with coffee, chat and a children’s play area.

Swindon People’s Assembly – organised a ‘Refugees Welcome’ march, and actively raise awareness of refugee issues and common misunderstandings.

The Emporium of Loveliness Charity Boutique 

The Olive Tree Café   offer a free 8 week training course in catering health and hygiene.

The Shoebox Theatre

Viewpoint Community Media – provided free filming of our events.

Voluntary Action Swindon – supported the planning of our launch, providing printing services, governance advice, office and meeting spaces.

Volunteer Centre Swindon – advertise volunteering opportunities and provide training events.

Willows Counselling Service

Wiltshire Community Foundation – has awarded us a much-needed grant for our Hosting Scheme!

The Harbour Project – we work together on many of our projects and events.

Thamesdown – Swindon’s Bus Company – New scheme to match fund money raised by SCOS to provide discounted bus tickets to refugees and asylum seekers in Swindon.

South Swindon Labour Party 

Working Links

Swindon Advocacy Movement