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 [email protected]
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 £9,000 in a ringfenced account. 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.
Bude Refugee Support asked 150 people to donate £5 a month for 20 months
Al Rayan Staff Group held a bake sale at work
KSMIC Birmingham made this fantastic promotional video Whitechapel Welcomes did a sponsored Boxing Day dip in the sea