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

Birth Registration Guidance

Advice on registering a child’s birth with the Home Office
This information is regularly reviewed and was last updated in January 2021 If the family you support has welcomed a new baby since resettling in t

Fundraising

All Community Sponsorship Groups need to raise a minimum of £9,000 to support a family.  Find some ideas 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

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

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 in the UK is an essential part of the initial support you provide as a Community Sponsorsh

Reaching out to other organisations

Discover different ways to connect with other organisations in your area
As part of your Community Sponsorship application, you will be doing lots of research into the services and organisations in your area that may be abl

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