Community sponsorship for refugees

The Government is encouraging community groups to get directly involved in supporting the resettlement of vulnerable people fleeing conflict, the scheme is called Community Sponsorship. 

Community Sponsorship is a practical way for communities to help transform the lives of a vulnerable refugee family who are being resettled to the UK.  Sponsor groups take on the responsibility of welcoming them into their new environment and supporting them on their journey as they build a new life. Sponsor groups are matched with a refugee family from the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme and support them from their moment of arrival in the UK to self-sufficiency. 

Sponsors help them to practice English, find employment quicker and access services. This experience has also been transformative for sponsors, bringing people together through practical support.

You can find full details about the responsibilities involved and the process for applying on the GOV.UK website.