In addition to AUGB, there are many other Ukrainian community organisations and civil society groups that operate in the United Kingdom, providing a diverse range of cultural, youth, business and other services for Ukrainians of all ages and interest groups.
The Ukrainian YouthAssociation of Great Britain (UYA) is an organisation catering for children from the age of 4, teenagers and young adults. It has 13 branches (oseredky) in Bradford, Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport, Ashton, Nottingham, Derby, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Waltham Cross and London, based at AUGB branches across Britain where its members come together, often weekly, to participate in activities such as discussions about Ukrainian history, crafting, singing and dancing. The UYA owns, “Tarasivka”, a youth centre in Weston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, which hosts events and summer camps for its member children and young adults.
Plast (Пласт) is a Ukrainian Scouting organisation in Great Britain providing scouting activities for Ukrainian children and adults from the age of 4 upwards. It has a number of local centres (‘stanytsi’) based at AUGB branches including, Bradford, Derby, Wolverhampton, London, Leicester, Manchester, Nottingham. Plast also hosts summer camps at its “Verkhovyna” scout camp in Wales.
There is a network of Ukrainian Supplementary Schools in the UK, the majority under the auspices of AUGB and the Association of Ukrainian Teachers (AUT), and some run in other locations by independent groups of parents. St Mary’s Ukrainian School in London is one of the largest Ukrainian community schools, promoting the Ukrainian language and culture to over 195 students. See our list of school locations here.
The Ukrainian Catholic Church has parishes and Mission Points in England, Scotland and Wales. Click here for the full list, including contact details for parish priests.
The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Great Britain has parishes in England and Wales. Click here for the full list, including contact details for parish priests.
The Association of Ukrainian Women, with branches based at our AUGB centres, unites women in a range of cultural, educational and social welfare activities.They also run the Alla Horska Folk Art Museum, housed at our Manchester AUGB Centre, which has the largest collection of traditional Ukrainian folk art in Western Europe, including old and rare examples of decorative embroidery and traditional costumes, carved wooden items and decorated Easter eggs (pysanky).
The British-Ukrainian Aid charity supports people suffering from the war and the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine offering assistance to vulnerable individuals who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged, including the injured and wounded.
The British‐Ukrainian Law Association (BULA) was founded in1993, bringing together lawyers from the UK and Ukraine. It encourages and assists in forming professional relationships between lawyers of the two countries, oversees mutually beneficial exchanges, placements and training programmes, organises workshops and seminars, and provides advice and assistance in connection with the administration of justice in Ukraine.
The British-Ukrainian Society seeks to strengthen political, business, cultural and educational ties between Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
London Euromaidan is a community group that came together in 2013 to support the rights of Ukraine and Ukrainians.
Ukraine Charity was established to raise funds for various charitable causes in Ukraine, with a primary focus on humanitarian relief, helping orphans, underprivileged children and young adults in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian-British City Club (UBCC) is a London-based non-profit organisation operating as a chamber of commerce to facilitate business, trade, investment and mutual understanding on economic matters between Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Ukrainian Events in London is a community non-profit organisation aiming to promote Ukraine in the United Kingdom by supporting and organising charitable, cultural, educational, business, social and sports events. It provides a ‘go-to’ guide to Ukrainian events.
The Ukrainian Institute London is an independent charity and affiliate of the Ukrainian Catholic University dedicated to broadening knowledge about Ukraine in the UK and providing related educational and cultural activities. It works to highlight important contemporary and historical issues and facilitate public dialogue through projects, events and online resources. A range of Ukrainian language courses are available.
The Ukrainian Medical Association in United Kingdom (UMAUK) is a voluntary association of healthcare professionals of Ukrainian origin living in the UK, focusing on bringing medical equipment, first aid kits and medical aid to help hospitals in Ukraine.