Support for Ukraine

East Herts Council stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and have pledged our support of any government coordinated activity to help refugees.

How you can help

At the moment, the best way to provide humanitarian help for the people of Ukraine is through financial donations to organisations with a presence in the region. This is a more efficient and effective way to support those in need than physical donations, given the complexities and time it can take to physically transport supplies.
A number of charities have launched appeals:

The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have urged to 'give safely' to registered charities supporting those affected in Ukraine. To ensure the credibility of UK charities, please visit central government’s charity register.

Homes for Ukraine Programme

The UK Government has now launched its Homes for Ukraine programme - enabling UK residents to volunteer accommodation for Ukrainian refugees.
 
It will enable individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to volunteer accommodation and provide a route to safety for Ukrainians, and their immediate family members, forced to escape their homeland.
 
If you have a residential spare room or separate self-contained accommodation that is unoccupied, then please come forward. The accommodation must be available for at least 6 months, fit for people to live in, and suitable for the number of people to be accommodated.
 
Further details on types of suitable accommodation can be found in the Government's FAQs and more details on the programme can found on the Homes for Ukraine website.
 
You can register your interest today and visa applications will open on Friday 18 March for those with a nominated Ukrainian contact in the first instance.

Support available to you

If you have friends and family in Ukraine and need information or support about what is happening, please contact the Ukrainian Embassy

For information from central government, including travel advice, see the latest government information and advice on the situation in Ukraine.