Community Sponsorship (UK) from 2017 to 2020: Highlights and Insights

Following the introduction of the UK’s Community Sponsorship Scheme (CSS) in 2016, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) has completed a three year evaluation of the processes, provisions and effects on refugees, volunteers and communities.  Researchers completed 250 interviews with refugees, volunteers, thought leaders and wider community members in involved in the CSS.  The fascinating outcomes of the evaluation are captured below.

Evaluation Reports

Community Sponsorship in the UK:  Formative evaluation 2017-2020 (PDF)

A collective group of peoples hands

An overview of the full evaluation of the UK’s Community Sponsorship Scheme up to 2020, including 64 recommendation for stakeholders.

Community Sponsorship in the UK: The effects in less-diverse communities (PDF)

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This report shares insights into the effect of the Community Sponsorship Scheme on knowledge about, and attitudes to, refugees in less-diverse communities in the UK.

Community Sponsorship in the UK: Refugees to citizens (PDF)

refugee artwork. Abstract design

A report based on the refugees’ perspective of the Community Sponsorship Scheme from 2018-2020, including 40 recommendations to improve support for refugee families

Global Community Sponsorship Summary report

Community sponsorship Photo Exhibition 2020

a table with a cake and balloons on it with a welcome sign above it

In early 2020, the Institute for Research into Superdiversity ran a photo competition for all volunteers and refugees involved in Community Sponsorship in the UK. A number of entries were received, with a winner announced for each group. This online exhibition is a showcase of all of the photos that were entered into the competition.

Latest blogs

My journey in Community Sponsorship

Big Heart of Peckham Sign

My journey in Community Sponsorship - a blog written by Gabriella D'Avino, pioneer volunteer and researcher for the Community Sponsorship Scheme Evaluation.

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