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Help a family feel at home again

All donations to the Community Sponsorship Fund for Refugees will be DOUBLED.

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Community Sponsorship Champions

Our team of Community Sponsorship Champions have direct experience of delivering Community Sponsorship. They are growing the movement by acting as mentors to new groups, sharing their stories, and raising awareness of the scheme. Read on to see how our team of Champions can help you, and how to become a Champion.

How Can Champions Help?

Contact Communitysponsorship@citizensuk.org to be connected

Group Mentors

We can match your group with an experienced Mentor, who can guide you through the process. Mentors have already welcomed a family, and can share their advice and resources. They can provide encouragement, talk through difficult challenges, and connect you with useful contacts. Priority is given to groups for whom we are Lead Sponsor.

Topic Mentors

Our Topic Mentors can share advice on specific topics, such as Universal Credit, or ESOL. Just let us know if there’s an area that you need in depth support with.

Speak at your Event

Invite a Champion to speak at your event, to share their experience of Community Sponsorship. They can help you to inspire your community and recruit new members, and answer questions about the scheme.

Share their Stories

Are you a journalist? We can arrange interviews, stories or quotes from people who have direct experience of Community Sponsorship.

Apply to be a Community Sponsorship Champion

Are you passionate about Community Sponsorship, and want to be at the heart of growing the movement? Do you have direct experience of welcoming a family through the scheme?

We’d love you to join our team of Community Sponsorship Champions!

The role is very flexible - you can get involved as much or as little as you like, and participate in the ways you find most exciting.

We provide plenty of support:

  • Training: Up-to-date training on the Community Sponsorship process & available resources (Essential)
  • Mutual learning sessions to discuss best practice and provide peer-to-peer support
  • Opportunities for additional training (for example, Media training, storytelling) – as requested.
  • 1:1 supervisions with Sponsor Refugees - as requested
  • Materials, such as presentation slides, online learning tools, and template application packs
  • Regular emails with CS scheme updates, news and useful resources
  • All travel & food expenses will be covered.

Read a Role Description Here: Community Sponsorship Champions Role Description

Then sign up through this short form