BECOME A FULL COMMUNITY SPONSOR
The new Full Community Sponsorship Scheme enables local community groups and charities to directly support the resettlement of a refugee family into the UK.
How does it work?
As a Full Community Sponsor, you will be allocated a family and it will be your responsibility to support the family from the moment they arrive in the UK. This includes:
Full Community Sponsors have a formal responsibility to support the resettled family for one year, with the exception of housing, where the responsibility lasts two years. Families are entitled to all usual government benefits, including housing benefit.
COULD YOUR ORGANISATION BE A SPONSOR?
"Community sponsorship offers groups the opportunity to resettle a family and give them a new start. We knew that we had plenty to offer. Community sponsorship opened the door for us… to mobilise people and actually do something." Major Nick Coke, Raynes Park Community Church.
Elmbridge CAN offers support to groups wishing to apply for Full Community Sponsorship. Our aim is to enable as many refugee families as possible to be resettled via this scheme. By building a network of sponsors across Elmbridge we can coordinate support for families, combine resources and share learning.
If you lead or are involved in an Elmbridge based charity, faith group or community organisation and want to explore becoming a Full Community Sponsor please contact us.