Helping Ukraine

There are lots of ways that local people can help those directly affected by the ongoing conflict: 

Sponsor a Ukrainian person or family

You can sponsor a named Ukrainian and their immediate family members through the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

You should get in contact with them directly and prepare to fill in a visa application with all their details and yours.

If you do not personally know a Ukrainian person or family, you can register your interest in becoming a sponsor in the future.

You can offer a spare room or separate self-contained accommodation, and you must be able to provide it for at least 6 months. You will receive £350 per month for up to 12 months.

Reset Communities and Refugees, a UK charity, is launching a matching and training service  for sponsors and refugees under the Homes for Ukraine scheme. 

Reset has also produced a toolkit for sponsors  wishing to welcome people through the Homes for Ukraine programme. 

You can find more information about the scheme on GOV.UK

If you have any questions about the scheme, as a sponsor or a guest, you can email us at

More visa support for Ukrainians and their families

The Ukraine Family Scheme allows British nationals and people settled in the UK to bring more family members to the country for up to 3 years.

There is other visa support for Ukrainian nationals and their family members.