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Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative

CRSIWorking to enable Australian communities to sponsor refugee settlement

The Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce (ACRT) is a founding partner with the Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (CRSI).

ACRT’s affiliation with CRSI reflects the NCCA member churches’ commitment to a just and welcoming Australia, including their support for community sponsorship and the work of CRSI.

This campaign, which is still in the development stage, aims to have a better Community based Sponsorship scheme in place, similar to the one currently running in Canada, UK and Ireland. 

CRSI is working with partner organisations, UNHCR, Governments and other stakeholders in order to pilot a new settlement scheme with communities and churches across Australia.

Read an ‘explainer’ draft summary about CRSI here:

CSRI