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Guidance for businesses wanting to offer help to Ukraine

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Businesses can find ways to help with the situation in Ukraine by answering calls for specific aid and goods and working to find solutions for those fleeing areas affected by the war.

Homes for Ukraine

The Homes for Ukraine scheme will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses in the UK to bring Ukrainians to safety, including those with no family ties to the UK.

Phase One of the scheme allows sponsors in the UK to nominate a named Ukrainian or a named Ukrainian family to stay with them in their home or in a separate property.

Individual sponsors will be asked to provide homes or a spare room rent-free for as long as they are able, with a minimum stay of six months. In return, they will receive £350 per month.

Those who have a named Ukrainian they wish to sponsor should contact them directly and prepare to fill in a visa application.

Charities, faith groups, businesses and local community organisations are also helping to facilitate connections between individuals, for potential sponsors who do not have a named contact.

Ukrainians arriving in the UK under this scheme will be granted three years leave to remain, with entitlement to work, and access benefits and public services.

Find more information and record your interest on the Homes for Ukraine webpage. Sponsors will be kept updated on the scheme.

Enkidu – matching donors to those in need

The war in Ukraine has created huge and urgent shortages of medicines and medical devices. A critical need for Ukrainian government organisations is to quickly find and engage financial donors and suppliers that can deliver essential goods. Enkidu is a scheme where companies can list their offer, and if it matches the needs of the Ukrainian government, they will get in touch with the supplier directly – find out how to get involved.

And if you’re a charity looking for an accountant to help you minimise your tax liabilities, or a business wondering how to make your donations tax efficient, please do get in touch.

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