Community Sponsorship in the UK - September 2020

22 September 2020

It’s September, and although the days are rapidly getting shorter and colder, Community Sponsorship Groups are not losing their momentum. More than 250 Groups all over the UK are preparing to welcome or already supporting a refugee family. As we keep hearing more and more stories of people trying cross the Channel in search of safety, the spirit of welcome embodied by the Community Sponsorship movement is as relevant as ever.

If you want to get involved in your local Community Sponsorship, 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-September 2020. This includes Groups who are just getting started right through to Groups who have already welcomed refugee families. 


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

Currently the Top 3 are: 

1. London

2. South West

3. Wales

London is back on top, inches ahead of the South West! It would only take one new Group in the South West to tip the balance back in their favour. Wales is still in third place, maintaining a marginal lead over the North West, which currently occupyies the fourth spot.  Check back in October for our next updates!


Community Sponsorship in the UK - September 2020 is also published in Reset UK on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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