Community Sponsorship Explainer

by | Mar 20, 2020 | Posted to: Publications

This post was originally published by CRSI on March 20th, 2020 and is archived. Learn more here.

Australia has a proud tradition of offering refugees the chance to rebuild their lives in safety throughout resettlement.

Community refugee sponsorship can unlock the goodwill of ordinary Australians to help refugees successfully settle and integrate in their local communities and supplement the government-led resettlement program. This short explainer document addresses the following:

  • What is community refugee sponsorship?
  • What are the benefits of sponsorship?
  • Diagram of the sponsorship journey
  • Facts at a glance
  • Who are sponsors and how are they supported?
  • What is the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative?
  • What does a successful program look like?
  • What is needed to make this happen?