Steps to Sponsoring a Refugee Family

Community Sponsorship Checklist

You will need to complete the following steps to become a community sponsor. There is no perfect order - but the very first step should be to build a strong group. As you can see from the number of steps, this is a big project, and not one you can do alone.

Click on each step for resources and advice

  1. BUILD A GROUP
  2. BECOME OR PARTNER WITH A CHARITY
  3. FUNDRAISE
  4. FIND A HOUSE
  5. LANGUAGE – PROVIDE ESOL CLASSES AND INTERPRETERS
  6. BUDGETS, BENEFITS AND BANK ACCOUNTS (guidance to come soon)
  7. DEVELOP A SAFEGUARDING FRAMEWORK
  8. LINK WITH YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY
  9. PREPARE A WELCOME PACK
  10. WRITE YOUR APPLICATION FORM (guidance to come soon)
  11. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
  12. SUPPORT THE FAMILY WHEN THEY ARRIVE

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