Yes, you need to show that you are a group that can properly take on a serious commitment to welcome and support a refugee family. That means you will either have to:
- Be an existing charitable organisation or community interest company (CIC)
- Partner with an existing charitable organisation in your area (Sponsor Refugees might be able to help with this, but other charities can also help - see Lead Sponsor section on PLAN page)
- Establish yourself as a new charity
For more details see Putting Your group On An Official Footing section here.