About The Open Community

The Open Community is the national support organisation for Ireland’s Community Sponsorship Programme for Refugees. The Open Community engages and supports people all over Ireland to welcome refugees into their local communities.

The Open Community empowers both communities and refugees through:


The Open Community is dedicated to promoting, enhancing and developing Community Sponsorship across Ireland.


The Open Community provides a central hub of support, guidance and resources to the Irish Community Sponsorship movement.


The Open Community mobilises a diverse range of individuals, communities and organisations to welcome and support refugees as they rebuild their lives in safety.

The Open Community represents a collaborative partnership between the programme’s key partners, who work collectively to develop supports and resources that help to grow and scale the programme.

The Open Community partners include:

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