There are good supply chains in eastern Europe, so it is quicker and more cost effective to send money to buy supplies locally than to donate and transport them from the UK.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a coalition of 15 leading UK charities, has launched a collective fundraising appeal to provide food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection.
Other charities fundraising to help Ukraine include:
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- SOS Children’s Villages UK
- UN Refugee Agency
- With Ukraine Global Support Fund
We encourage you to check the government’s guidance on safe giving before you donate.
You can also help by providing accommodation to people fleeing the war through the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme. You can help as an individual or as a charity, community group or business.
- Find out more about the Homes for Ukraine scheme
Support available to Ukrainian nationals
The government provides guidance on support available to Ukrainian nationals. It includes advice for people with and without relatives in the UK.