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Sponsor Refugees Campaign

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Welcome a Refugee Family

You can drive impact in your community and help refugee families to rebuild their lives. Register your interest in refugee sponsorship and see how you can take power into your own hands.

We are Sponsor Refugees. We collaborate with and support community groups across the UK to welcome and resettle refugee families.

Can you help us find 100 sponsors to resettle Afghan families in the UK by Refugee Week?

In response to the humanitarian crisis and increased need, the 'Communities for Afghans' program is a partnership between us and the UK Government to build a community-led pathway for families fleeing Afghanistan to settle into our communities.

How you can help

We’re looking for people who are ready to make a meaningful impact over the next two years. Here are three things you could do:


Recruit a small but dedicated team of at least 6 individuals to welcome a refugee family into your community


Help find and secure suitable housing for a refugee family.


Support the family to access benefits, public services, and pathways to finding sustainable employment.

Stories from Communities

More than 150 groups across the UK have welcomed a refugee family to their neighborhood. Watch the story of just one family being welcomed into a community in Wales.


Find out about our Introduction Sessions

Our online introduction sessions with the Sponsor Refugees team details the requirements and next steps you can take to begin supporting Community Sponsorship initiatives.


Community Sponsorship gives you the power to bring a refugee family directly and safely to the UK and walk beside them as they rebuild their lives.

Learn More

There are many ways to build a group. Some use their local faith institution as their starting point whereas others knock on neighbours’ doors or WhatsApp friends and family. No matter who you decide to include in your group, a core group of 8-10 members offers a strong start. As you develop and move along the way, more volunteers and befrienders will join, often growing the number to 35-40 members!

Start a Group

As it stands, there are only 150 Community Sponsorship groups across the UK. We believe that a lack of awareness constitutes the primary reason for this. To grow the number of groups, we therefore rely on ambassadors, no matter their background or level of expertise, to spread the message of sponsorship as far and wide as humanly possible.

Get Involved

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