Community Sponsorship in the UK - February 2021

15 February 2021

After waiting nearly 11 months, Community Sponsorship Groups have begun welcoming refugee families for the first time since the initial Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020.

And this is just the beginning! More refugees are scheduled to arrive soon, and we now know that resettlement will continue into the future. With this good news and our Communities for Refugees campaign in full swing, it's no surprise to see new Community Sponsorship Groups forming across the UK. 

If you want to get involved in your local Community Sponsorship Group, get in touch and we'll connect you. And if you're already in a Community Sponsorship Group and would like to be connected with other Groups in your area, let us know and we'll happily introduce you.  

Here's a map showing the locations of all Community Sponsorship Groups as of mid-February 2021. This includes Groups who are just getting started right through to Groups who have already welcomed refugee families. 

So which region/nation is leading our Community Sponsorship table? Which region/nation has set up the most Community Sponsorship Groups relative to its population?

Currently the Top 3 are: 

1. South West

2. London

3. Wales

Again, no change to the top 3 this month, but London is catching up to the South West while Wales remains secure in the third spot. Check back in a month to see how things develop!


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