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 registered charity (Sponsor Refugees may be able to act as your "Lead Sponsor" if you require).
- Establish yourself as a new charity (this takes a long time, and we only recommend you take this route if you intend to sponsor multiple families)
See Become or Partner with a Charity