WHAT SUPPORT CAN WE OFFER?
Support with funds
If funds are an issue, but your group could otherwise take on the commitments of being a sponsor, Sponsor Refugees may be able to help. We could link you to people or groups who can’t give the time to sponsoring, but could help financially. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Intermediate support while setting up a bank account
You may want to start fundraising immediately, but do not yet have a dedicated bank account. To help you get started, you can fundraise through our on-line page. We can ringfence your funds and transfer them to you as soon as you have a bank account. Contact us to arrange this.
The government requires you to show that you have £4,500 per adult in a ringfenced account, so for a typical two-parent family you would need to be have £9,000. It may be that once you budget, you feel you will need more money than that – in London, we recommend that you aim for £12,000 due to the high costs of living.
We recommend that fundraising is an early task, because organising fundraising events and activities is a great way for your group to bond. There are many ways of raising funds these days and most sponsoring groups enjoy the process.