Communities for Refugees Week of Action

From 8th-14th February, we're running a Week of Action as part of the Communities for Refugees campaign. The aim of the campaign is to get as many people as possible involved in welcoming refugee families through Community Sponsorship. 

During the Week of Action, we'll be:

We're asking Community Sponsors to take 3 actions to raise awareness of Community Sponsorship.

1. Invite 3 people to one of our Communities for Refugees webinars

We're running a series of webinars aimed at people who are new to Community Sponsorship. In each webinar, there will be the opportunity to hear from people who've expereinced Community Sponsorship - both as refugees and as sponsors.

We're asking you to invite 3 people to come along to one of these webinars to find out more about Community Sponsorship. Check out our upcoming webinars. 

2. Post a Poster

Posters might seem a little boring, but during lockdown we're all spending a lot of time wandering about our local area. Putting a poster up in your front window is a great way to raise awareness.

If your front window isn't very visible, or you feel like everyone in your local area already knows about Community Sponsorship, have a think about who you know who might be able to put a poster up instead. Do you have a friend or family member who lives somewhere else in the UK who might put a poster up? 

Just get in touch and let us know where to send the poster and we'll get it in the post. (Make sure you check with your friend or family member before sending us their address!)

See copies of the posters here.

3. Spread the love on social media this Valentine's Day

At its heart, Community Sponsorship is about showing compassion for people - whoever they are and wherever they come from. This Valentine's Day, we're asking you to share stories of the power of Community Sponsorship on social media. Have you met new people in your community? Have you seen your community differently through the lens of newcomers? What does it mean to you to be able to welcome people who have been displaced?

Your stories do not need to be long. Just a couple of lines explaining how Community Sponsorship has impacted you can inspire others to get involved. 

If you don't have social media yourself, or you don't feel comfortable sharing your story yourself, send us your stories and we can share them in an anonymised format on our social media platforms. 

If you have a public profile on social media, make sure to use the #CommunitySponsorship hashtag so that we can find your posts and share them!