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We are so grateful for the amazing support we have received from churches, individuals and community groups, and always welcome either one-off or regular donations.

Our funds tend to be spent in 3 ways:

  • providing direct support to refugees – such as covering the costs of a trip or social, or children’s uniforms
  • activities which promote our objectives – such as bringing a speaker or musician to Ripon, or print/display materials
  • operating costs – such as room hire, insurance, travel expenses.

Supporting the families
We understand that people often want to support Ripon’s Syrian families. However, since the families have been here since October 2016, not only are they fairly well settled and provided for but we are helping to promote their financial independence. Plus, this is often (only) what we can get grant funding for. So from time to time, this may be less of a priority.

Supporting our work
It would cause us a huge problem if we were unable to fund our operating costs, runs events or promote our objectives. So we are very grateful indeed for those rather less exciting, but nevertheless essential, donations which keeps us going as a group!

How to donate

You can either contact us in the first instance, or make a donation/pay in funds raised to our account with Skipton Building Society, either at a bank or online:

Sort code – 20-78-42
Account number – 70798924 (this is Skipton Building Society’s account number)
Reference – 985827820 (it’s essential to quote this – it’s our account within Skipton Building Society)


If you’ve had thoughts about fundraising for us, please let us encourage you! Please talk to us about it.

Gift Aid

Ripon City of Sanctuary is not currently a registered charity, and therefore we cannot reclaim Gift Aid.