For those who have an appetite for connection

The CRSA team would love your help to mobilise more kind and compassionate everyday Australians, like yourself, to put up their hands and help refugees through the CRISP.

Why not host a ‘CommuniTEA’?

All you need to do is set a date and gather your guests around a table to share in some conversation. Scroll down – we’ve got all the other information and tools you need to plan a successful supper or coffee date below.

CommuniTEA preparation checklist

For those hosting a CommuniTEA event, this checklist offers event ideas, suggests a planning timeline, and incorporates tips for a successful gathering. Best paired with the materials below.


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Recipe for progress – how to get involved in the CRISP

Use this recipe as a tool to help you discuss how to begin a community sponsorship journey. Consider printing a copy to share with the table, noting that more detail can be found in the Application Guidebook.

Conversation starters

Across the table, savour the opportunity to connect and contribute to meaningful discussions. This is the time to dive deeper into the reasons why you want to be involved in community sponsorship. Welcome your guests to share at their comfort level. Need a conversation starter? Explore our conversation starters to get the whole table buzzing.

For those new to community sponsorship movement, we’ve prepared a series of questions and answers such as:

  • How is a refugee different from an asylum seeker?
  • Is there proof that community sponsorship works?
  • Do you need a particular skillset to join or start a group?
For those of you who are already a part of a Community Supporter Group, use the full pack for the opportunity to include your own experiences:

  • What was it like meeting the refugee household?
  • Has the experience changed you?
  • What would you tell someone thinking of getting involved?

Follow up message template

You can copy and paste one of the below options to send as an email or text as a way of following up with your guests. This will help them take that next step to get involved with the program, in whatever capacity that might be.

Option 1

Thanks for coming to my CommuniTEA! Your presence and interest in my involvement in the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) means a lot.

If you want to take your own interest a step further and want to be part of a Community Support Group (CSG), you can create an expression of interest through the CRSA website.

I’ve also attached a step-by-step guide to help you take the next step.

Let me know if you have any other questions for me. I’d be happy to talk more about why I believe this is something worth doing.



Option 2

Thanks for coming to my CommuniTEA. Your presence and interest in the work I’ve been doing towards the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) means a lot. 

I’d love you to join my Community Supporter Group (CSG). If you still want to learn more about what’s involved, you can register to join one of CRSA’s info sessions for a better understanding of the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP). 

I’ve also attached a step-by-step guide which tells you how to lodge your own expression of interest. 

Thanks again for your support! 



Are you ready to get involved?

After your CommuniTEA, let us know that you have a group who is interested in joining the CRISP by submitting an Intention to Apply. You’ll be contacted by a CRSA team member who will help you to understand the next steps. For an overview of the application process, view our Application Guidebook.

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The CRISP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.