Support for Ukraine
Leicestershire stands with Ukraine
Information to help support people affected by the invasion of Ukraine. The Government is overseeing the efforts to help Ukrainians fleeing war, alongside local authorities.
Homes for Ukraine scheme
Hosting guests from Ukraine
Find out about becoming a host for Ukrainian guests who are already in the Country but need a new host.
Information for Leicestershire hosts and sponsors
Find out about payments and support for sponsors and hosts in Leicestershire, including answers to frequently asked questions.
Government information about being a sponsor or host on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
For Ukrainian guests in Leicestershire
Advice for Ukrainians arriving in the UK
School places for Ukrainian refugees
Please note: We are experiencing a very high volume of applications for school places, and we appreciate your patience and understanding whilst we process these. As it can take up to 15 school days to reach and communicate each decision, we politely request waiting for this length of time before contacting the service to follow up on an application.
Please declare that you are making an application for or on behalf of a Ukrainian refugee. If you would like speak to us about school places, please call 0116 305 6684.
Visa support for Ukrainians and their families
There is visa support for Ukrainian nationals and their family members.
Translation and interpreting support
Charity Translators have compiled model document translation templates to help with visa applications. These templates can be used free of charge.
An English Ukrainian Bilingual Visual Dictionary has recently been published by DK and is available on DK’s website and other distributors.
UK businesses and charities sending goods
UK businesses can contact the Export Support Service for questions relating to the situation in Ukraine and Russia.
The government advises against businesses sending charitable goods to Ukraine. Exports may be subject to customs declarations, checks, and duty and border taxes. Your donation could be delayed getting to people in need. Donate to a registered charity or trusted scheme instead.
The Charity Commission has published guidance for charities fundraising for Ukraine.
The government has published guidance for charities and trustees on the most commonly asked questions.