It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the global scale of the refugee crisis -- but there is something practical you can do to help refugee families settle and flourish in the UK. Through Community Sponsorship, people come together to welcome families into their local areas and support them to find housing, jobs, language lessons, schools and doctors. They offer support and advice, and empower refugees to become self-sufficient. 

Community Sponsorship harnesses the generosity of local people. It breaks down barriers and offers critical support to refugees, who have experienced immense hardship and heartache. Community Sponsorship is a rewarding opportunity for people across the country to make a real difference to the lives of refugees.

Your experiences of Community Sponsorship

Community Sponsorship has brought us together. Lots of people from different areas have come together with a common cause. It has brought together the goodness that is still around in the world. Even though we look upon the world at the moment as a dark place. You only have to scratch the surface and you will find there is far more goodness than badness and far more light than darkness.
Father Gareth Jones, Chair of Refugee Welcome Dagenham