We believe that community sponsorship of refugees should be celebrated, and that inspirational groups, individuals and local authorities should be recognised for the work they put in to make community sponsorship a success. That is why we organise the annual Community Sponsorship Awards.
The awards are also an opportunity to promote the scheme, for people across the UK to build relationships, and to hear motivational stories of welcome.
Community Sponsorship Awards 2019
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Community Sponsorship Awards, which will be presented at a ceremony at Canada House in London’s Trafalgar Square on the evening of Tuesday 8th October. Time to nominate and get your Community Sponsorship champions recognised.
The Local Authrority of the Year Award is sponsored by Reset Communities and Refugees where as The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initative (GRSI) sponsors the International Award. The Awards Ceremoney is hosted by Canada House.
Remember nominations close on Friday 5th July 2019. Hence please nominate your champions today.
You can make your nominations via this on-line form.
Community Sponsorship Awards 2018
The First Annual Community Sponsorship Awards Ceremony took place on 2nd October 2018 at The Royal Society, London, in the presence of more than 250 people who gathered from across the United Kingdom, Canada, and the USA. They were organised by Sponsor Refugees in partnership with IOHR and GRSI.
Pioneer Awards 2017
The launch of Sponsor Refugees on 9th October 2017 saw three Pioneer Awards presented to those who have worked tirelessly to make community sponsorship a reality. The awards were presented by Ahmad Al-Rashid and the children from one of the first resettled families.