Grants Programme for Ukrainian Support

9th July 2024

We are excited to announce the launch of the Homes for Ukraine Community Grants Programme. This initiative, supported by Essex County Council, aims to enhance the wellbeing of Ukrainian nationals who have settled in Essex under the Homes for Ukraine (HfU) visa scheme. 

It is heartwarming to know that, since March 2022, over 2,100 Ukrainians have found refuge with approximately 1,000 hosts in Essex. As these families and individuals transition to independent living, there is a growing need for support in housing, employment, education, and community integration. 

The fund is open to voluntary groups, community organisations, and social enterprises that are actively supporting Ukrainian families and individuals. Grants ranging from £5,000 to £50,000 per year are available for projects that address increased demand, meet identified needs, or adapt existing services to better support the Ukrainian community. 

Priority will be given to projects that work with disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, support those disproportionately affected by the war, and help individuals overcome barriers to accessing support. Examples of eligible projects include community events, employment support, mental health services, and housing assistance. 

Deadline for applications

Applications will be received until 18 August 2024, with decisions announced by the end of September 2024.

Guidance on applying to this programme

Please read this guidance before applying, as it provides further background about the grants programme, aims and criteria, what can and cannot be funded and project examples.

The guidance is also available in Ukrainian and Russian translations.

More information

If you need help or have questions about this funding programme, please contact us in one of the following ways:

Apply for support

To apply for support, click here.