Community Sponsorship Scheme

The Community Sponsorship Scheme offers a way for local groups - including parish groups - to assist refugees fleeing war and violence to integrate safely into our local communities. 

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Background to the Sponsorship Scheme

The Community Sponsorship Scheme is a government-backed initiative that enables community groups - including the Catholic Church, its agencies and charities - to take on the role of supporting resettled refugees in the UK.

National Caritas Community Sponsorship Scheme Coordinator

Sean Ryan on the Community Sponsorship Scheme - the 'quiet revolution' supporting Syrian refugees.

From Refugee to Restaurateur

Samir and his family were the first refugees to be welcomed into the UK under the Community Sponsorship Scheme.

Bishop of Salford on supporting refugees in Manchester

The Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford discusses the first refugees to settle in Manchester under the Community Sponsorship Scheme.

Prayer for Peace: Pope St John Paul II

A prayer for peace by Pope St John Paul II that can be used to pray for an end to violence in Syria and the Middle East. We also pray for peace for the refugees fleeing oppression.