We would like to thank everyone locally who is doing what they can to provide support and rallying behind the people of Ukraine, letting them know they are not alone. There are a number of options locally and nationally for you to provide support and ensure it can benefit those directly affected by the ongoing conflict.
This page lists some of the ways that you can provide support. Although not an exhaustive list, we will look to keep it updated as much as possible with further support routes as and when we are made aware of them.
Financial donations are the most effective way of getting the necessary support to those in need.
The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have urged the public to ‘give safely’ to registered charities helping and supporting those affected by the invasion of Ukraine, for more information see link below -
The Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee Crisis Appeal
The Ukraine Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal is providing urgent humanitarian aid including -
Donating to the Disaster Emergency Committee Appeal ensures the people of Ukraine get the support they need and that donations go to those directly affected by the conflict.
Homes for Ukraine scheme
The United Kingdom has a long and proud history of helping others in their hour of need and the governments new Homes for Ukraine scheme offers a lifeline to those who have been forced to flee.
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.
If you have a Hull City Council tenancy and want to sponsor a family, we want to support you to do this and give you any permission you need. You must notify us before allowing a Ukrainian stay in your property as this is a condition of your Tenancy agreement.
Hull support for Ukraine
Hull’s communities are coming together to collect and deliver humanitarian aid for Ukraine under the Hull 4 Ukraine collective. This is being led by Hull’s community and voluntary organisations who have done so much through the pandemic. The Council have agreed to partner with Hull 4 Ukraine and Hull 4 Heroes to support a local coordinated aid response to the crisis.
Local people, businesses and organisations wanting to donate items to Hull 4 Ukraine are able to drop-off items at the following locations, please check back here as times and days may change:-
- former Staples Warehouse, Myton Street, Hull, HU1 2PS, Monday to Friday - 10am to 3pm
- The Freedom Centre, 97 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB, Monday to Friday 10am to 12noon
- North Bransholme Community Centre, Lothian Way, Hull HU7 5DD,Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 5pm to 7pm
- Springhead Park Coffee Shop, Springhead Golf Club, Willerby Road, Hull HU5 5JE, Monday to Sunday 9am to 2pm
- libraries with locations to be confirmed
Organisers are asking that people donate items from the below list (donations of clothing are not currently required) -
- over the counter painkillers
- dried food
- tinned food
- canned food
- packet rice
- sunflower or vegetable oil
- pasta sauces (not in glass jars)
- pouches of baby or toddler food
- formula milk
- baby porridge
- children's juice
Please do not bring any of the following items as organisers are unable to ship these -
- adult clothing
- bleach or cleaning products (corrosive products)
All enquiries can be made to Hull4Ukraine via Hull4Ukraine@gmail.com (there is no-one unavailable to respond to enquiries on a Saturday)
This web page will be updated with additional drop of points as these are confirmed.
The charity are in need of packing boxes and packing tape, if any local companies are able to help please contact Hull4Ukraine on the email below.
A local crowd funding site has also been set up by Hull4Ukraine – if you want to donate to this local site the details can be found by searching for Hull4Ukraine Crowd Funder.
Other national charities collecting for Ukraine -
Donations can be made to any Emmaus store, including a drive up option at the back of the Whitefriargate store, which will be cleared on a daily basis. They would like to prioritise clothes, furniture, and homeware.
The British Red Cross
The British Red Cross has launched an emergency fundraising appeal in response to the intensification of fighting in Ukraine. Use the link below to make a donation
emergency fundraising appeal.
Your donation could help someone affected get -
- first aid
- warm clothes
Free SIM cards for Ukrainians
Our cash based assistance is only available for Ukrainian refugees who have entered the UK, within the last 14 days, on either the family scheme, community sponsorship scheme, or have permitted entry and stamped passport from UK Border Force.
The British Red Cross is giving Ukrainian Guests free SIM cards.
- they must be applied for within the first 14 days after arrival
- the applicant must be the guest themselves not the host (translators are available)
- the applicant will need to call the number below, select option 3 and the Red Cross will complete a form.
The form will then be emailed to the guest to check and return with photos of -
- photo passport page
- date of entry stamp
The following SIM cards are available dependent on the stock available to the British Red Cross -
- Vodafone - free calls, texts, 20gb data for 6 months (UK only)
- Tesco - 3 months of free calls to Ukraine, 1000 minutes of calls in the UK, 5000 texts and 8GB data.
The British Red Cross offer 1 SIM card per person however, multiple applications can be made for groups and families.
Please direct your guests to the British Red Cross Support line number 08081 963 651 open daily 10am - 6pm.
UNICEF is especially concerned for the safety and wellbeing of children who have become separated from their families.
Ukraine crisis: donate now - Unicef UK
UN Refugee Agency
The UN Refugee Agency is working with local authorities and other partners in Ukraine to provide humanitarian assistance.
GlobalGiving is a nonprofit organisation that supports other nonprofits by connecting them to donors and companies. There are 39 organisations listed on their website that are supporting Ukraine. Search GlobalGiving
For further information including information about housing and sponsorship please follow the link below to Migration Yorkshire’s Spotlight on Ukraine web page.
Looking for missing family in Ukraine
If you have lost contact with your family in Ukraine during the conflict and you know they have crossed the border, please keep trying to contact them. It may be a temporary loss of contact as they transition to networks in other countries.
If you are unable to contact your family and you think they are still within the territory of Ukraine, British Red cross may be able to help you.
Please email email@example.com and provide your full name and telephone number. A team member from the International Family Tracing service will contact you as soon as possible.
This web page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.
Government updates and guidance
The government has a range of information available -