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Closed 02/11/2020

raised of £2,000 target by 51 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,531 to to support Edinburgh Refugee Sponsorship circle and resettle a family from a refugee camp to beautiful Edinburgh <3

    Funded on Monday, 2nd November 2020

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    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

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    We need to raise £9000 to resettle a family from a refugee camp to Edinburgh throught the UK governments Community Sponsorship scheme as soon as possible! And you can help us!

    What is Community Sponsorship?

    Community Sponsorship enables local communities to take an active role in supporting a refugee family during the first year of their resettlement in the UK. It is a UK government scheme, which allows local communities to sponsor a refugee family to live in their local area.

    It’s a great opportunity to help a family fleeing conflict, but it is a significant undertaking.

    To be approved, community sponsors must demonstrate they:

    - have sufficient resources (for housing, financial and personnel);

    - have a well informed and credible resettlement plan; and

    - pose no threat to the family.

    If approved, community sponsors are allocated a family who are identified by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees as vulnerable (including those requiring urgent medical treatment, survivors of violence and torture, and women and children at risk). This is done through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS).

    You can find out more information about Community Sponsorship and VPRS/VCRS here .

    What are we doing?

    As part of our commitment to the Community Sponsorship, we will be raising money (a minimum of £9000 to support one family) which will go towards:

    - Finding affordable, safe and dignified housing for our family

    - Arranging English classes/ESOL tuition

    - Helping our family to know about their rights in Scotland

    - Devising a resettlement plan in partnership with our family, this will likely involve:

    --> Helping the family find employment;

    --> Helping to navigate the school system, benefits system and health service;

    --> Helping to arrange driving lessons/test/licence; and

    --> Helping the family connect with other groups (such as faith, interest and hobby groups).

    To keep up to-date visit Edinburgh Refugee Sponsorship Circle on Facebook .



    • Fee Mira Gerlach6 months ago
      Fee Mira Gerlach

      Fee Mira Gerlach

      6 months ago

      Wow, we at Edinburgh Refugee Sponsorship Circle are so amazed by your incredible generosity! We now finally have charity bank account and an offical crowdfunding page. Do check it out it offers some amazing perks (bike maintenance, social media consultancy sessions, pet photography sessions, art and much more): This will mean we will close this crowdfunder. Our endless thanks to all of you! Please stay tuned on FB and IG on our progress!

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    • Fee Mira Gerlach8 months ago
      Fee Mira Gerlach

      Fee Mira Gerlach

      8 months ago

      You are amazing! After an overwhelmingly successfull fundraising weekend and many new donations here, we are closer than ever to our goal! While we are scheming up our next fundraising plans please keep sharing and spreading the word!

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    • Fee Mira Gerlach9 months ago
      Fee Mira Gerlach

      Fee Mira Gerlach

      9 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Edinburgh Refugee Sponsorship Circle's offical webpage is now up and running. You can check it out, here:

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    9 months ago

    Fee Mira Gerlach started crowdfunding

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    Page last updated on: 11/2/2020 10.35



    • Mike


      Oct 27, 2020

      Keep up the good work


    • Marta Welander

      Marta Welander

      Oct 26, 2020

      Keep up the amazing work!!


    • Anonymous


      Oct 24, 2020


    • Neeske


      Oct 18, 2020


    • Cj Ivor Cerys and Owen

      Cj Ivor Cerys and Owen

      Oct 17, 2020

      Thanks Katie for bring our attention to this great response to an awful situation.


    • Anonymous


      Oct 16, 2020

    • Anonymous


      Oct 16, 2020

      Multiple offline donations


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