For people who celebrate Christmas, December is always a month of anticipation and preparation. This December, more than 10 Community Sponsorship Groups across the country are also getting ready to finally welcome refugee families into their communities. Over January and February we're hoping to see the first arrivals to the UK since the resettlement flights were stopped back in March! If you want to get involved in your local Community Sponsorship Group, get in touch... continue reading (2 min)


Dr Kate Brown, Reset's Co-Director, welcomes a generous donation from US philanthropist Ed Shapiro to create the new Community Sponsorship Backstop Fund. In this blog, she explains what this fund is and how it will help Community Sponsorship to grow in the UK.  On Sunday, US philanthropist Ed Shapiro pledged £1 million to launch a special fund aimed at encouraging growth in the UK’s Community Sponsorship Scheme. The fund will reduce the financial exposure of Lead Sponsors by... continue reading (3 min)


We know that as Community Sponsorship groups, you’re always looking out for ways to make a difference for and with refugees and those seeking asylum, whether in your local community or further afield. This Black Friday take a look at these ways you can support migrant communities through your Christmas shopping. 1. Anqa collective Anqa is an online marketplace for refugee entrepreneurs and they have many wonderful gifts for sale this year! 2. Safe Passage Christmas stocking Safe... continue reading (3 min)


This has been quite a month for the Community Sponsorship movement. We’ve had the announcement of the restart of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and the launch of the Communities for Refugees campaign. If that wasn’t enough good news, we’ve also seen new Groups forming across the UK. We can’t wait for what the next month is going to bring! If you want to get involved in your local Community Sponsorship, get in touch and we'll connect you.  If you... continue reading (2 min)


We know that members of Community Sponsorship Groups are incredibly committed and give significant time as well as expertise, baked good, funds and a whole range of other assets towards transforming the lives of refugees. (Though they don’t tend to see it like that, instead typically starting sentences with ‘We just…’!) But we’re also aware that we don’t know as much as we’d like to about the incredible volunteers we work to support. And that understanding is important if we’re to work... continue reading (5 min)