How can I meet the financial requirement for Community Sponsorship?

To gain approval for your application, your group must be able to show that it has access to at least £9000. This is because your group will need access to funds in order to provide certain support to the refugee family. For example, if the accommodation that the resettled refugees will be renting is unfurnished, you will need to buy furniture before the family arrives. For more information about what costs the £9000 will go towards, see our Training Website

Your group can raise funds to meet this £9000 target. Fundraising can be a really fun activity and can help you to meet new people and try new things. Our Training Website also has lots of tips and ideas for how to fundraise effectively. 

You can submit your application before you have reached the £9000 target. You can then continue to fundraise while the Home Office processes your application.