Everyday Australians are supporting refugees through a groundbreaking new approach – you can too!

Do you want to help a refugee family in a practical and meaningful way?

Community sponsorship 

The Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP). enables a local group of five or more people to welcome and support a refugee family from their first day in Australia. 

We screen and train groups prior to matching them with a refugee household that has been identified as in urgent need of resettlement by the UNHCR.

How do I get involved?


You don’t need to have an established group to start taking the first steps. Submit an individual expression of interest to receive an invitation to our info session, updates about our programs and tips for forming a local group.


    If you’ve already formed a group and you’re ready to begin the application process please submit your group’s intention to apply. We recommend designating a ‘Group Coordinator’ to submit this form on behalf of the group.


      From promoting the CRISP to forming a group or making a donation, there are many ways to help. If your organisation is interested in learning more about ways you can support CRSA’s work please contact us.

      Or support a local group

      We’ve talked to many supporters who are keen to help, but don’t have enough free time to take on the responsibility of welcoming a refugee household under the CRISP. Meanwhile, many groups who are up for the challenge would welcome financial contributions to help them raise sufficient funds to cover the costs of welcoming and supporting a refugee household under the CRISP. So, we’re using the Shout platform to allow the former to help out the latter! 

      Donations are fully tax deductible and there are no transaction fees (thanks to the generosity of ANZ). Some of the fabulous groups you could support are listed below – click on each image to read more. 

      You can also donate directly to CRSA and browse all groups on our Shout page. Groups: check out our fundraising guidelines for how to set up your Shout page and let us know if you’d like to be listed here!

      Southern Downs Welcome Circle
      Burra Welcome Committee
      Mountains Anglican Refugee Support

      “If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to help a family settle in.”

      Mandy, GMP Mentor

      Mentor woman playing with mentee children
      Mentee refugee woman

      “When we met the group, we thought now we have family here!”

      Fatima, GMP Mentee

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      Community Sponsorship in Wentworth, with Allegra Spencer MP, Blaise Itabelo and Nicole Watkins

      Community Refugee Sponsorship in Wentworth

      • Date: April 3, 2023
      • Start: 1:30 pm
      • End: 3:00 pm
      • Location: St George's Church, 245 Glenmore Road, Paddington

      Join Allegra Spencer MP and the CRSA team to learn how people of Wentworth can get involved in the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement...

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