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Support for Ukraine

Published Sunday 3 April, 2022
Last updated on Tuesday 31 May, 2022

How to help Ukraine

A national appeal has been launched by the UK's Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help the millions of Ukrainians fleeing the conflict. Fifteen UK aid agencies - including the British Red Cross, Oxfam and Save the Children - are joining together to ask the public to donate.

The appeal will help people who have fled Ukraine, but also those who have been displaced to other parts of the country. All public donations will be doubled by the UK government, up to a total of £20m.

Visit the DEC website for more details.

Homes for Ukraine

The government has set up a scheme which will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses in the UK to bring Ukrainians, forced to escape their homeland to safety – including those with no family ties to the UK.

Full details on the scheme and how to register your interest can be found on the government's Homes for Ukraine web page.

Swale Borough Council's support for Ukraine

We have made a donation of £5,000 to the DEC appeal as part of the authority’s support for the people of Ukraine.

The Government has pledged to match all donations to the DEC appeal up to £20m.

We are also working with our partners locally, and across Kent, to help support Ukrainians arriving in the borough through the Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.

If you have any questions about our support for Ukrainian refugees, please email

To help those arriving in Swale through the Homes for Ukraine scheme, we have put together a welcome pack (PDF 5444kb) with useful information about the area and services available.

Kent County Council's support for Ukraine

Kent County Council has information and advice about their work to support Ukrainian refugees on their website.

They have also set up a generic email inbox for charities, volunteers or people needing advice regarding refugees, or for Ukrainian refugees themselves. The email address is