Get involved & support
There are lots of different ways you can contribute and support the work of South Downs Refugee Project.
Help us find suitable accommodation
What we're looking for
One of the key Home Office requirements for Community Sponsorship approval is the securing of good quality, affordable accomodation for a minimum lease term of two years.
Calling all landlords
If you’re a philanthropically minded landlord and would like to explore the possibility of supporting SDRP with the provision of a local property, please do get in touch.
Providing a property to a Community Sponsorship group can be of real mutual benefit;
- Guaranteed rental income for at least two years, with a registered charity as guarantor
- A network of volunteers who will be looking to improve and maintain the property prior to and throughout the tenancy
- A nominated member of the group will act as your lead contact throughout, ensuring clear communication with you, SDRP and the tenants
- A support network for the family, to help them manage finances and house maintenance
- And, of course, the knowledge that you are changing the lives of a vulnerable refugee family!
We need your money!
There’s no getting away from it – we have an ambitious minimum fundraising target of £15,000 to raise before we can be allocated a family.
This money will be used to cover the relocation costs for the family, ensure they have what they need in their accomodation, are able to support their family in the first few weeks here, cover the costs of things like translators and English tuition, cover public transport costs etc.
In short, keep them afloat whilst they begin looking for work, start school, and generally start settling in to their new community.
Please donate via our Just Giving page here…
Fundraise for SDRP
Are you are a community fundrasier who would like to help us reach our goal?
Train for a half marathon, host a charity auction at work, or convince your school they need a new cause to support!
However you’d like to do it, if you’re thinking about raising money for SDRP we would love to hear from you.
We can provide information and resources to support you, and set up a Just Giving page which is linked to the project. That way, all donations to your cause will be eligible for an additional 25% GiftAid contribution from HMRC, making all your efforts go even further!
.A huge thankyou to everyone who has added their details to the Volunteer Register thus far.
For the time-being we have decided to put on hold actively recruiting volunteers until we have found a property, and can be clearer about exactly what roles we will need volunteers to play
For future updates on Volunteer opportunities, please make sure you’ve joined the mailing list above.
You can also read a bit more about the current project structure on the About page, under Project Roles.