How you can support

Read the UK government’s response to the invasion of Ukraine.

The people of the United Kingdom are standing with Ukraine. Across the country, everyone wants to do their bit to support those who have been forced to flee their homes because of the conflict.

Find out how you can help #StandWithUkraine.

Extended Visa Scheme

This scheme allows Ukrainian nationals already in the UK on a work, study or visiting visa can apply to extend their current visa or transfer to a different visa scheme.

Read about the UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals.

The Ukraine Family Scheme

This scheme allows immediate and extended family members of British nationals, people settled in the UK, and certain others resident here, to come to the country. Those arriving under the scheme will be granted a visa that lasts three years, giving them certainty and ensuring their future in the country. There is no funding attached to this scheme and it is expected that the family members that already reside in the UK will help support their family arrivals.

Find out about eligibility and how to apply for this scheme.

Homes for Ukraine

Homes for Ukraine is the UK government's scheme to provide homes for refugees from the conflict in Ukraine.

Find out about the Homes for Ukraine scheme. 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 6 months. In return, they will receive £350 per month. Benefits will not be affected by this payment. Read the sponsorship guidance.

You can record your interest as an individual or as an organisation (for example charity, business, community group). They are experiencing high levels of traffic to the webpage and are working to resolve any issues as soon as possible. Register your interest online at GOV.UK

Homes for Ukraine: Factsheet

GOV.UK have published a factsheet that explains how Ukrainians can apply to the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme.

Welcome: a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK

GOV.UK have published a guide for Ukrainians arriving in the UK. It also includes specific information for those arriving on the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Local support

Gravesham continue to work with Kent County Council (KCC) to ensure that we offer support. See KCC website for more information.

If you have any concerns, questions or want some advice, please email or call us on 01474 337000. Lines are open 08:45am - 5pm Monday to Friday.