Information and Guidance for Sponsors

Oxfordshire County Council has provided clear guidance on what to expect for both hosts and guests

Sanctuary Hosting has a guide to hosting and useful tips for hosts on their website.

The Diocese of Oxford is providing support and advice for potential hosts on their website, including an introductory video for (potential) hosts and online English classes.

Christian Concern for One World CCOW offer resources and a range of events throughout the year.

City of Sanctuary UK have a range of resources and online events for potential hosts on their website, including their webinar for hosts.

NACCOMM (the No Accommodation Network) have published a Good Practice Guide to hosting.

The government has produced a Welcome Guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK and guidance for sponsors.

Reset, which runs the only government-endorsed matching service, has published a Sponsor Toolkit

See Sanctuary Foundation’s briefing for hosts here.

Please refer to the Oxfordshire County Council for more information and to register your interest.

If you want to register your interest, or already know someone you would like to sponsor, please follow the link.

Reset is the only matching site currently endorsed by the UK government. It launched its matching service on 1 April.

Refugees at Home, an established hosting organisation, are also assessing host families and matching.

Oxfordshire County Council has issued guidance for those whose guests are already on their way to the UK.

See Oxfordshire County Council guidance on ‘my guests have arrived’.

A monthly thank you payment of £350 per month will be paid to you after all accommodation and safeguarding checks have been completed, and for the time you are sponsoring and hosting someone. Please note that the checks can take a few weeks.

Follow the guidance from Oxfordshire County Council if something goes wrong with the sponsorship arrangement.