Writing your application

This resource will help you work through the Community Sponsorship Application to the Home Office, question by question. Click through the links below to learn what is required for each question and where to find more resources to help your Group form your answers. You'll need to register for an account on our training website in order to access many of the resources. 

While you’re writing your application, if you have questions or need a starting point, contact Reset to book our application workshops. If you’re stuck on a question, give us a call on our advice line and when you’ve finished, don’t forget about our application checking service! Reset is here to help at every stage of your Community Sponsorship journey.

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

Application Checklist

Tick off your tasks with Reset's application checklist
Reset’s Application Checklist is designed to help your Group visualise the road ahead in the Community Sponsorship journey. We hope that it can assist

Sections 1, 2, 4 and additional documents

Learn more about the sections for your Lead Sponsor to complete
These are sections for the Lead Sponsor to complete; they may not always complete the rest of the form.  Section 1 is the details for the Char

Questions 3.1a to 3.1q - Accommodation

Find out what you need to answer questions in section 3.1
Questions in section 3.1 of the application will ask you about accommodation for the resettled family, however, you do not need to secure accommo

Questions 3.2a to 3.2e - Arrival in the UK

Find out how to answer section 3.2 of the application form
In questions 3.2a to 3.2e, think about how you plan to initially welcome a family. This section covers the period from the moment they step off the pl

Questions 3.3a to 3.3d - Initial Expenses

Find out how to answer section 3.3 of the application form
The family you support will likely arrive in the UK with minimal knowledge of the UK’s currency, benefits or banking systems. They will also have to w

Questions 3.4a to 3.4d - Local Area

Find out how to answer section 3.4 of the application form
Your local area is a subject in which you and your Group members are likely experts already! As enthusiastic as you may be to show your local area to

Questions 3.5a to 3.5b - Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs)

Find out how to answer questions 3.5a-b of the application
Receiving the BRP cards and what to do if they do not arrive (3.5a and 3.5b) At this point in the process, you may not know exactly who will be bes

Questions 3.5c to 3.5d - School registration

Find out how to answer questions 3.5c-d of the application form
Questions 3.5c and 3.5d will require you to demonstrate your preparedness to welcome a family with school-aged children. At the time of writing your a

Questions 3.5e to 3.5h - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Find out what you need to consider to answer questions 3.5e-h of the application form
The purpose of questions 3.5e-h of the application is for you to demonstrate that you have a sufficient understanding of ESOL options available in you