Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine

Posted by Town Hall Staff 10 March 2022

Following the invasion of Ukraine, the government is launching a new sponsorship scheme to make sure that Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes have a route to safety in the UK.

The scheme will match people, charities, businesses and community groups to Ukrainians who do not have established families in the country, so they are able to come the UK.

To keep up to date on the details of the scheme and be notified when you can apply to become a sponsor, click on the link under the ‘subscribe to get emails’ heading below and then the ‘get emails’ button at the bottom of that link. Please note you need a GOV.​UK account to receive these emails.

Last week, the government produced information on how people can support those who have been forced to flee their homes because of the conflict in Ukraine.

If individuals wish to donate money, there are a number of charities providing humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

There are many organisations across the UK and internationally which have launched appeals, and people may wish to donate through these organisations instead. There are some simple steps to take to ensure donations are safe and being used effectively:

  • Check the charity’s name and registration number at www.gov.uk/checkcharity
  • Most charities with an income of £5,000 or more must be registered, which means they are regulated by the Charity Commission
  • Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information
  • If in doubt, ask the charity or organisation for more information




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