Cotham & Redland Community Sponsorship is a new
group made up of local people and organisations. We have
been brought together by a shared desire to make a
positive difference in the face of the ongoing refugee crisis.
In particular we would love to support a displaced family to
make their home in our community - we believe that we are
able to offer this support and that we have much to receive.
With the support of Citizens UK we are working to develop
a local Community Sponsorship scheme to welcome a
Syrian refugee family. For an introduction to Community
Sponsorship and stories of other communities who have
worked to create a supportive welcome.
Citizens UK are an organisation that
enables the formation of local groups to contribute to the
common good through Community Organising. We are
being trained to use community organising techniques to
prepare to sponsor a refugee family.
Alongside the work we need to do as a group to prepare
ourselves to be a sponsoring body for a family we have a
fundraising target of £10,000. This is the typical amount
needed to reach the point where a family are settled into
their new community.
We would love you to support us or join us in this exercise
in Hospitality and Community Organising.