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Community sponsorship is a powerful way to make a difference, enabling a group of volunteers to bring a refugee family to safety here in Britain.

Community Sponsorship is a UK government scheme which enables any well-prepared local group to resettle a refugee family within their local community. The group does all the groundwork in advance, and then commits to providing support for 1 year. RCoS launched our project on 7 April 2021, and we’d love to have your support! Feel free to email us or join our dedicated Facebook group.

Somewhere out there, right now, is the family we will bring to Ripon.

If you’d like to donate and help bring a family to Ripon, there are one-off and monthly options. 

Project overview

Find out what community sponsorship is all about

The 10-step plan

The official process for this type of project

How you can help

We need all kinds of people and skills to help us

Our partners

Working with other groups, charities and agencies

Finding a home

Probably the most challenging part of all

Benefits for Ripon

How the City of Ripon benefits from this project

For the family

What it means for a family to come to the UK

Key documents

Community sponsorship & government guidelines

Video stories

Find out about projects like this in other parts of the UK

Meet the team

The people who've come together to do this

If you have any questions or want to offer your support, please email us.