Getting Local Authority consent

Community Sponsorship is a partnership involving your group, the Home Office and your Local Authority (or Local Authorities if you are in a two-tier authority area). Not only will your Local Authority be able to signpost you to local services and organisations who will be able to provide assistance, but they must give their consent for…

The Community Sponsorship process

You can access the application form and guidance notes from gov.uk. The application form is a word document which you should download and save to work on together.  Once you have formed your Community Sponsorship group, decided on how you will apply (whether this is through an existing organisation or by setting one up yourself) you’ll…

Working with your SMP

Each of the nine English Regions and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has a Strategic Migration Partnership (SMP) which is equipped to provide the full range of services required with regard to migration issues in their Region. SMPs in England, Wales and Scotland* coordinate a number of programmes including refugee resettlement under the Government resettlement…