Understanding Community Sponsorship

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

Understanding the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS)

A new resettlement scheme will shortly begin. Use our resources to understand the families you will be supporting
In February 2021, the Home Office confirmed that a new resettlement programme will begin as soon as the current scheme ends.  This new programme

The Refugee Resettlement Process

Find out more about the process refugees go through before arriving in the UK
When the family you support arrive in the UK, they will be beginning a new chapter in their lives. But to get to this point, the family will have been

The Community Sponsorship Process

Understanding the Community Sponsorship process and your obligations
Before you submit your application When submitting a Community Sponsorship Application to the Home Office, you can apply for full approval or&

Sponsor Obligations and Requirements

Learn about your obligations and requirements as a sponsor
For Community Sponsorship Groups who will be welcoming in early 2021, it's important to understand how your sponsor obligations will have changed.&nbs
In Community Sponsorship, you will have requirements and obligations between the organisation acting as Lead Sponsor and the Home Office, which w

Pre-Approval Visits

Tips to prepare for your pre-approval visit with the Home Office
Once you submit your application to the Home Office, the Community Sponsorship team will check to make sure you’ve submitted all of your additional do

New Scots: Integration strategy for Scotland

Community Sponsorship Groups in Scotland will benefit from understanding what is taking place nationally.
The Scottish Government have implemented a refugee integration strategy for 2018-2022, which Groups will find a useful guide for the support that they