Start a Community Sponsorship Group
It’s brilliant that you're thinking about setting up a Community Sponsorship Group. This is the start of an amazing journey -- for you and your community!
Take a look at our step-by-step guide to setting up a Group below. You can choose how closely to follow this guide – do what works for you!
Setting up a Group can sound like a big task. But taking the initiative doesn't mean that you need to lead the group all the way through the Community Sponsorship process. It can simply mean setting the wheels in motion by finding those people in your community who do have the time and energy to lead a Group.
|Learn about Community Sponsorship|
Have a look through our resources to make sure you understand the main requirements for Community Sponsorship.
|Form a Core Group|
Most Community Sponsorship groups can be divided into two sections:
Try to build up a core group as soon as you can. This can be as small as two people, but most groups find that around 5 people works best.
Think about how you can inspire the people around you. Invite them over to your home or a local cafe, show them the Community Sponsorship video and the Community Sponsorship Animated Film and pitch the idea to them. (Contact us for a downloadable file of the animated film.)
|Give your Group a name|
Having a name helps your Group to establish an identity, which is important for raising awareness and fundraising.
A note on names: Refugees resettled via Community Sponsorship can be of any nationality. It is not a good idea to reference a particular nationality in your Group name. Find out more.
|Let people know what you are doing|