There are many recognised charities/organisations that have set up various appeal funds that are actively collecting to help Ukraine, including the charity partners that make up the Disasters Emergency Committee.
We are administering the Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal on behalf of and jointly with our Ukrainian Churches and community organisation partners in the UK. Money collected is sent to the following three registered and accredited charities working in Ukraine to support their priorities and immediate needs:
The Help Ukraine Emergency Appeal is solely funding humanitarian aid in Ukraine. To donate directly, please visit our Go Fund Me page.
Other Ukrainian organisations in the UK collecting funds to support Ukraine include:
The Ukrainian Medical Association in the UK (UMAUK) is collecting and arranging transportation of medical equipment and supplies to Ukraine. However, please note that the UMAUK is collecting very specific supplies from UK hospitals and NHS Trusts. Check before sending by writing to: MedicalAidUkraine.Info@gmail.com
The Ukrainian World Congress has established a Unite with Ukraine appeal which is coordinating global efforts to provide medical kits, protective equipment and communications systems for Ukraine’s defenders.
The key priority is for financial donations so that charities can use these funds to provide the right type of aid at the right time. However, there have been thousands of collections taking place across the country. Please check for details in your local area.
Please write to us by completing our contact form.
Our Branches and many local charities, faith groups or voluntary organisations in your area are supporting Ukraine in many different ways and would welcome your support. Please check for details in your local area.
On 14 March the government announced a new sponsorship scheme allowing UK residents to sponsor Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine and offer a safe haven in the UK. Anyone in the UK can register on the government’s dedicated portal, Homes for Ukraine. To be eligible for the scheme, the Ukrainian refugees need to have been resident in Ukraine prior to 1 January 2022. For further information see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-scheme-frequently-asked-questions
AUGB is not offering a matching service. There are important safeguarding and other checks that need to be made in matching sponsors to refugees. We recommend that you register to be matched up with a Ukrainian refugee/family by visiting the charity Reset UK or another registered organisation.There is more detailed information here.
We are aware that there are many social media sites trying to help match sponsors with Ukrainians wishing to come to the UK. To ensure proper safeguarding and protection for both sides, we recommend that you contact a registered charity or organisation working in this area, such as Reset UK or Refugees At Home.There is more detailed information here.
For your own safety and protection, we recommend that you contact an established charity or organisation working to match displaced Ukrainians with sponsors, such as Reset UK or Refugees At Home. You can find more information here.
Under the sponsorship scheme, your sponsor will undertake to provide you with accommodation in their home for six months. If the relationship breaks down, the local authority is required to step in and help.There are many registered organisations offering accommodation, which include Refugees At Home, Positive Action in Housing and the No Accommodation Network. If you are worried about becoming homeless, you can contact your local authority or Shelter, who can provide advice and signpost you to emergency accommodation.
Various UK legal firms have teamed up to provide pro-bono immigration advice under the Ukraine Advice Project UK, which is staffed by qualified immigration lawyers.
These are set out in this very helpful Welcome guide produced by the Government.
Support is available from a number of charities.
For the full list of Ukrainian community centres, Ukrainian Catholic parishes and missions and Ukrainian Autocephalous orthodox parishes.
If you are settled in an area where there is no established Ukrainian Church or community, there are likely to be other Ukrainians accommodated in your area and there are many Ukrainian social media groups that you can connect with. In addition, your local authority, charities, faith and voluntary organisations will be working to provide services and community support.
Two organisations that have set up support and welcome networks are:
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