At Reset we welcome the Home Office’s post-2020 announcement, the continued commitment to resettlement, and in particular the move to make the numbers of refugees resettled via Community Sponsorship above and beyond those resettled through the government's new global scheme. The implications of the announcement for the Community Sponsorship scheme are outlined in more detail below. The development to the Community Sponsorship scheme would not have been possible without the... continue reading (3 min)


This summer, Reset is calling the UK’s first annual UK Community Sponsorship Assembly. The event will bring together members of Community Sponsorship Groups from across the country to share experiences, learn from each other, hear about developments in the scheme, and shape the sponsorship movement in the UK. The Assembly will be hosted by Reset and the Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham, and will be held at 3pm on the 4th of July, on the... continue reading (6 min)


We know how much work it takes to complete your Community Sponsorship application.  Your group will have been researching, discussing and planning how you can support a refugee family, as well as working with your Local Authority, preparing budgets, and writing safeguarding policies. We know that all of this is particularly challenging because, at this stage, you don’t know anything about the family you will be supporting, meaning that you... continue reading (2 min)


 In December 2018, the Home Office announced updates to the application form and guidance for Community Sponsorship groups, all aimed at making it easier than ever for groups to welcome refugees through sponsorship.   Thanks to feedback from our partners and groups who have already been through the application process, we have worked with the Home Office to provide a new application form and guidance for groups.  The new application form is supported ... continue reading (4 min)


Across the UK, people have been coming together to welcome refugees through Community Sponsorship.  Up to the end of September, 159 refugees have been resettled in this way by 29 groups.  Utilising the skills, resources and networks of individuals within their communities, groups are building resettlement plans, working with their local authorities and supporting families as they arrive.  Over 100 groups are currently in the process of applying to become a sponsor in Wales,... continue reading (2 min)