As the situation in Ukraine unfolds, many organisations will be considering how to respond – whether that be by setting up an appeal, or using the news to campaign.
The following resources provide useful advice for all VCSE organisations that want to support Ukraine. They also explore the wider impact the war may have on the charity sector.
Homes for Ukraine and Ukrainian arrivals
- The UK government's Homes for Ukraine scheme has now launched with the government issuing initial guidance for local councils in England in supporting the scheme, guidance for sponsors, guidance for voluntary and community sector organisations looking to facilitate matches, and a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK.
- Gov.uk has a list of voluntary and community sector organisations running schemes which provide support for and help match people coming from Ukraine with sponsors in the UK, as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
- RESET are leading on the design of the Homes for Ukraine scheme and have published a toolkit resource guide for sponsors.
- Red Cross have downloadable advice guides for Ukrainians arriving in the UK which are available in English, Ukrainian and Russian.
- Health Prom have produced cultural sensitivity sheets to support hosts to support their guests. They are available in English, Ukrainian, and Russian.
- The Sanctuary Foundation has a free online course for sponsors covering refugee safety, wellbeing and support
Information for charities
- The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has published a blog that looks at how charities can support Ukraine and explores the potential wider impact of the war.
- Daniel Flusky from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising has written about fundraising during an emergency, with some top tips for charities.
- Save the Children has prepared a resource to help navigate conversations about war with children.
- The VCS Emergencies Partnership has a webpage of resources which may be useful to VCSE organisations.
- The Charity Commission has published new guidance for charities and trustees on supporting Ukraine.
- Refugee Action has issued advice on how to help, including highlighting the importance of donating cash, not goods.