Group leaders

Resources designed for those leading groups to facilitate discussion

Keeping your Community Sponsorship Journey Going

Ideas of how to keep your Group's momentum strong in light of Covid-19
In a time of social distancing due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) how can you keep your Community Sponsorship Group’s momentum going? Should this even be a

Sources of funding for training and education

Find out how to access funding for training and education for refugees
For some refugees going back to the profession they held before they arrived in the UK are likely to require some additional training or getting a qua

Introduction to cultural awareness

Advice on how to learn about the culture of the family you support
Understanding the culture of the refugees your Community Sponsorship Group are supporting is very important in the process of building rapport with th

Fundraising

Every community sponsorship group must fundraise £4,500 to support every adult member of the resettled family. Find tips on how you can do so here.
As part of your approval to be a community sponsor, you will need to raise £4,500 per adult in the resettled family, and it is recommended that you ra

Birth Registration Guidance

Advice on registering a child’s birth with the Home Office, updated in October 2020
This information is regularly reviewed and was last updated in October 2020 If the family you support has welcomed a new baby since resettling in t

The Group's role in the accommodation of a refugee family

Think through which responsibilities and roles your Group will take on with the family's accommodation
This page aims to help your Community Sponsorship Group think through some key issues relating to housing for when you will welcome a refugee family t

What is Community Sponsorship?

Understand what Community Sponsorship is and what is required of your group
Community Sponsorship is a way in which groups and communities can come together to support the resettlement of refugees in their communities.  H

Covid-19 Guidance

What to check/do as a Community Sponsorship Group relating to the Covid-19 pandemic
The situation with the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world is constantly changing, and we urge you to keep up to date with developments

Approaching your application

Helping you think about how to begin the application writing process
To be approved for Community Sponsorship, you must first submit an application to the Home Office. There are many ways to approach this task and your

Supporting refugees to access healthcare

A guide to help refugees access different healthcare services in the UK
Empowering newly arrived refugees to access healthcare UK is an essential part of the initial support you provide as a Community Sponsorship Grou