We want to thank everyone who has volunteered with Community Sponsorship over the last year. Your dedication has provided all of us at Reset with a constant source of inspiration throughout 2019, and we know that you will continue to inspire us throughout 2020. The new year is always an important time to reflect and set goals so we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on Community Sponsorship’s successes in 2019, and to highlight some important opportunities coming up in 2020... continue reading (5 min)


Russell Rook, having taken on a new role as interim director of a new international charity working in the Holy Land, has recently stepped down as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Reset. He has Chaired Reset since we were established in 2018 and we thank him for his dedication and expertise. We’re delighted to announce that Chris Clements, founding Director of Reset, will be taking over the role of Chair. Chris is the Director of Social Finance, a not-for-profit organisation that partners... continue reading (4 min)


1. Look out for each other One of the most amazing things about Community Sponsorship is that it brings people together from different generations, different countries and different backgrounds. Have a think about whether there’s anyone in your Group who might be alone this Christmas – maybe they’re an older person? Or maybe they can’t afford flights hometo their family in another country? Look out for them. Is there a way you can brighten up their Christmas? Perhaps there’s room for... continue reading (4 min)


Ahmad Alkosani tells us about his experience of being sponsored as a refugee student to Canada and how the World University Service of Canada changed his life.  When I arrived in Sault Ste Marie, a Canadian town in northern Ontario, my first thought was, ‘This is going to be hard.’ It’s a new language, a new culture.  I was supposed to start college in just 6 days. ‘How am I going to adjust?’ I asked myself. But then students from Sault College — my new college — ... continue reading (4 min)


With so many different ways to support refugees, it can be difficult to know how you can make the best use of your time. We asked a Community Sponsorship Group member in London what made him choose to give his time and energy to Community Sponsorship. The level of impact that we’re having is something that we’ve debated as a Community Sponsorship Group. We’re all very conscious that we’ve put a huge amount of effort into helping 1 family.  That’s 4 people.  In the lower... continue reading (4 min)