South Downs Refugee Project

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We are a voluntary Community Sponsorship group centred in Hassocks and extending to Hurst, Keymer & Ditchling. We  have been working since March 2021 to welcome a refugee family into our community and offer them a fresh start here under the Community Sponsorship scheme. 

Following an 18 month fund and awareness raising campaign, and with the extraordinary support of the local community, we welcomed the family in September 2022. 

Our fantastic team of family support volutneers is now busy working with the family, and the project will support the family for a minimum period of two years as they learn english, join school, adapt to life in the UK and begin the journey to self-sufficiency. 

If you would like to make a financial contribution to the ongoing project costs you can do so here.


Community Sponsorship is a scheme set up by the government in 2016 which enables local people to come together and directly enable the resettlement of refugees, usually (but not always) fleeing the Syrian crisis. 

We have partnered with Citizens UK, a registered UK charity, who provide guidance to the group and oversight of the project.Your donation will be directly supporting our aims in offering a refugee family the chance of a new life here in the UK - thankyou so much !

Please see our website for more information on the project:


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We are the biggest community alliance in Britain, bringing together hundreds of faith, education, labour and residents' groups in communities across the UK. Citizens UK encompasses the Living Wage Foundation, Sponsor Refugees and PACT.

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