Community Engagement

Samphire’s community engagement work brings together the diverse communities of Dover to celebrate and embrace a welcoming culture for all. We reach out to the wider Dover community to involve them in conversations and activities that encourage social inclusion and cohesion.

Samphire’s Community engagement work includes several projects:

Dover Together (Previously – Dover Welcomes All) has been developed in partnership with the city of sanctuary who hold the vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.

Samphire is keen for members of the Dover community to take the lead and for ideas to come from local residents.

Dover Together event ideas:

  • Community Events- Dover Multi-Cultural Festival
  • International Coffee mornings
  • Training – English lessons
  • School trips with migrants youths and local youths
  • Football tournaments with locals youths and migrant youths
  • Mentoring for integration within the community
  • Small local meetups

If you would like to get involved, check out our volunteer page 

To join the local Dover Welcomes All Mailing list contact to hear about all the wonderful welcoming things that are going on in the Dover area.

Recent Projects


Multicultural festival aims to bring the diverse communities of Dover together to celebrate and explore diversity. Showcasing the rich variety of cultures which make up Dover, the festival gives people the chance to hear new music, try new foods, dance and art, and to learn about other cultures as well as to celebrate traditional British culture, and to see the positive impact that diversity can have.


community hub

The Folkestone Road Hub, a weekly community group, used to take place in Priory Ward to support families and young people. It was attended by a variety of local residents with its primary users being of Roma origin. It provided a meeting place for local residents and allowed local service providers to build strong relationships with hard to reach community members. Samphire was part of the Hub in 2016-2019