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Edinburgh Welcomes Refugees

Charlotte Gibson | 14 March 2021

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Including Gift Aid: £ 3475.60
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Want to be a part of the first community refugee sponsorship in Scotland?

We are a small group of Edinburgh residents bringing a Syrian refugee family to our city under the community sponsorship scheme. Our family will be joining us at the end of May – mum, dad, and four young children, including a small baby.

We’ve already raised enough to give them a good start, including language lessons and enough money to let them settle in. But we want to do more.

At a minimum, we’d like to raise enough money to furnish the flat completely, to provide at least a month’s worth of bus passes for the family, and to cover their bills until the benefits kick in. We’d also like to provide a deposit on the flat that we can donate to the family, and to raise a bit extra for anything unexpected.

If you would like your donation to go toward one of these budget items specifically, please just leave a comment saying as much.

Thank you for helping us give this family the best possible start!

Citizens UK

Sponsor Refugees is the CitizensUK Foundation for Community Sponsorship of refugees, placing civil society at the heart of the #RefugeesWelcome movement.

We promote and celebrate Community Sponsorship of refugees across the UK. We provide support and advice to Community Sponsorship Groups. 

Contact us on: [email protected]

Follow us on: @SponsorRefugee 

Registered Charity No.1107264

Recent Donations



16 July 2019

Welcome to Edinburgh! Hope you're having a great time here. I see from the facebook page that you've got a 4-year-old daughter - so do we, and we have spare clothes, contact me if you need some? We're in Liberton.

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


13 July 2019

£ 50.00


14 June 2019

So proud that Scotland welcomes refugees. Well done everyone.

£ 75.00


09 June 2019

Well done Helen and team on all of your hard work. So exciting that the family have arrived finally.

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


05 June 2019

£ 1500.00

+ £ 375.00 Gift Aid


30 May 2019

So hoping that the family manage to feel at home here.

£ 15.00

+ £ 3.75 Gift Aid


29 May 2019

You are all very welcome.

£ 100.00

+ £ 25.00 Gift Aid


28 May 2019

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


28 May 2019

Welcome to Edinburgh

£ 30.00

+ £ 7.50 Gift Aid


28 May 2019

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid

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