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Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia
















The Australian government has partnered with Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA) in the design and delivery of a new Australian community sponsorship program for refugees, known as the ‘CRISP’ (Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot) 


This program enables groups of everyday Australians (including those in regional communities) to welcome refugees into their local community from ‘day one’ of their Australian journey and provide them with practical resettlement and integration support, in line with other community sponsorship programs operating successfully around the world. In 2023, CRSA partnering with the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) in the delivery of the CRISP program. 

ANHCA’s role in the CRISP

ANHCA will be providing administrative and financial management support in the delivery of the CRISP program. ANHCA is providing access to the Shout for Good platform as a tool that enable Community Supporter Groups (CSGs) to raise funds they anticipate requiring when welcoming and supporting a refugee household under one of CRSA’s programs. Using the ‘Shout for Good’ platform is a convenient way for CSGs to collect donations in one place and as ANHCA is named at law with Deductible Gift Recipient status, when fundraising through this e-platform, a tax-deductible receipt will be issued to donors even if CSG is not an incorporated entity or a registered charity.


To register for a fundraising page on Shout for Good platform sign up here

For more information please review our key documents:







For any questions about this process, please email or call 0428 964 817

Learn more about the CRISP 

If you are interested in learning more about the CRISP program or want to get involved, please visit the CRISP page on CRSA’s website.

humanKIND short film

In 2022 members of the Wonthaggi community came together to welcome a refugee family from Syria under the new CRISP community sponsorship program. humanKIND, a short film directed by Sal Balharrie, follows the group’s journey as they prepare for the Ali family’s arrival and welcome them into the local community. The film gives a clear and engaging snapshot into the life of a CRISP group. 


CRSA and the filmmaker have made the 30-minute film available to community groups (with no charge) to give insight into the CRISP and grow the community sponsorship movement in Australia. If you’d like to show the film for a community event – perhaps a refugee fundraiser or an event to recruit members for a CRISP group – please get in touch:

Watch the full film here! (PASSWORD: humanKIND_launch_23)

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