Help for Ukraine

Donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is an alliance of 15 charities including Oxfam, Save the Children, and the British Red Cross, and coordinates responses to disasters and humanitarian crises around the world. 

Every pound donated by the UK public will be matched by the UK government through its Aid Match scheme up to the value of £20million. 

You can donate here:


Homes for Ukraine scheme

The Homes for Ukraine scheme will allow people seeking sanctuary with no family ties to the UK to be sponsored by individuals or organisations who can offer them a home, such as a spare room or unoccupied residential self-contained unit. The scheme will be uncapped, open to Ukrainian nationals (and immediate family members of Ukrainian nationals). Those arriving through this scheme will be able to live and work in the UK for up to three years and also access benefits, healthcare, and other support. Our aim, through this route, is to offer a safe, warm welcome to as many arrivals as possible, based on the number of sponsors.

Sponsors should provide accommodation for as long as they are able, but we have a minimum expectation of 6 months.

To find out how to offer help please visit: 



Donate food, clothes and essential items 

You can contact Goods for Good to donate essential items. This organisation has the infrastructure in place to get the right goods to right places. Goods for Good reporting that medicines, food and blankets are the most urgent items.


British nationals in Ukraine

Consular support is still available to British nationals through the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office helpline (open 24 hours, 7 days a week) on:

+380 44 490 3660 (from Ukraine)

 +44 (0) 1908 516666 (from the UK)


Non-British family members in Ukraine

The Ukraine Family Scheme allows applicants to join family members or extend their stay in the UK. To apply visit:  

It is free to apply and you will be able to live, work and study in the UK and access public funds.

For assistance, please call the 24/7 free helpline +44 808 164 8810 (0808 164 8810 if you’re in the UK).


Legal advice

The Ukraine Advice Project UK offers free legal advice on UK immigration, visas and asylum by qualified legal advisors for Ukrainians affected by the crisis.

Send details of your circumstances and the advice you need to: