For raising awareness
There are lots of simple ways to help raise awareness of Community Sponsorship, from using social media to putting up posters to telling your own stories of welcome.
For Lead Sponsors
Because Community Sponsorship involves raising and holding significant funds and engaging with a number of statutory service providers all groups need a Lead Sponsor to work alongside them. Lead Sponsors are usually charities or Community Interest Companies (CIC).
For Local Authorities
Local Authorities have an important statutory role to play in supporting Community Sponsorship groups to welcome refugees to the UK. It’s important for Local Authorities to understand at what stages they will be involved in the process and what their responsibilities are at these milestones.