Understanding the Community Sponsorship Process

Community Sponsorship offers a change for friends and neighbours in your local area to welcome refugees.  The Community Sponsorship Group will work with Local Authorities and the Home Office to ensure that the refugees are welcomed and integrated into the community as quickly as possible. 

The application process for Community Sponsorship Groups is rigorous and all applications are approved by the Home Office.  

In order to make the process as manageable for as many Groups as possible, Groups are able to apply for approval in principle subject to meeting certain conditions, primarily finding accommodation.  This could impact the consent that you provide because you will be invited to inspect the property before it is approved.  In this case, we recommend including this in your letter of consent and stating that your consent is subject to approving the property, alternatively, you can use the template consent form.