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?

Australians now have the opportunity to sponsor and welcome refugee families into their local communities through ‘community sponsorship‘ – like they do in Canada!

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?

Individual

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.

Groups

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.

Organisations

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.

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