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Edinburgh Welcomes Refugees

Charlotte Gibson | 14 March 2021

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Want to be a part of the first community refugee sponsorship in Scotland?

Community sponsorship launched in the UK in 2016, allowing community groups to support Syrian families entering the country under the UK government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. Since then, groups across the UK have sponsored families, but noone in Scotland has yet taken the plunge.

We are changing that.

We are a small group of Edinburgh residents working towards bringing a Syrian refugee faily to our city under the community sponsorship scheme. Citizens UK - one of the scheme's original architects - is our lead sponsor, and we have been working closely with the City of Edinburgh Council to ensure a smooth transition for the sponsored family.

For more information on Citizens UK and its sponsorship arm, please visit

For more on the community sponsorship scheme, see the official UK government page at

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

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14 March 2019

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