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Apply for community sponsorship

Community sponsorship is a way that community groups can be involved in supporting the resettlement of vulnerable people fleeing conflict.

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Community sponsorship: guidance for prospective sponsors

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Community sponsorship: guidance for prospective sponsors (Welsh)

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Application for approval as a community sponsor

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Application for approval as a community sponsor: application guidance

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Sample agreement

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As a community sponsor, you will be allocated a family fleeing conflict, and it will be your responsibility to support the resettled family from the moment of arrival in the UK.

Reset is an organisation funded by the Home Office to provide training and support to prospective and approved community sponsor groups across the UK. Reset provides advice, guidance and support to sponsor groups throughout the entire journey of sponsorship, from application through to supporting a resettled family once they have arrived. If your community group is thinking about becoming a community sponsor, you can find out more about Reset and how they can support you by visiting Reset.

Before completing the application form, please read the `Community sponsorship: guidance for prospective sponsors’ document. This explains:

  • how the process works
  • the criteria sponsors must meet
  • how to apply

The resettlement plan template forms part of the application. It sets out the minimum requirements to support a resettled family and includes space for you to explain in detail how you’ll meet these.

The sample agreement shows an example of the formal agreement you will sign if your application is approved.

You can read additional sponsor and local authority guidance and watch a series of existing community sponsors discussing their experiences with community sponsorship.

Published 19 July 2016
Last updated 4 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated application for approval as a community sponsor and guidance.

  2. Updated guidance for local authorities and guidance for local authorities (Welsh).

  3. Added information about the charity Reset, which provides training and support to prospective and approved community sponsor groups across the UK.

  4. Added Welsh translations for prospective sponsors guidance and local authority guidance

  5. Updated local authority and community sponsorship guidance, sample agreement, new application form and guidance.

  6. Added community sponsor leaflet.

  7. Miniguide published.

  8. Updated guidance, resettlement plan template and sample sponsorship agreement published.

  9. First published.