Community Sponsorship of Refugees Programme

An innovative programme in New Zealand is opening the door for more refugees to rebuild their lives in safe places. It complements the existing government-led refugee quota programme, but it’s communities that offer the help. 

Community Sponsorship involves individual people like you taking the lead in directly helping refugees to settle in their communities.

In May 2020, after years of hard work on a programme we believe in fiercely, the New Zealand Government has funded Community Sponsorship of Refugees pilot programme for an additional three years!

However, the New Zealand Government hasn’t decided whether to permanently continue the initiative. That is why we must continue to show the profound power of this programme in Aotearoa.