How you can support people in Ukraine - Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council

“Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, following the invasion of your country by the Russian state.

“We are appalled at the impact that this is having on the lives of people living in Ukraine, their relatives and their friends – our thoughts are with you.

“We pledge to do all we can to support people who come to our City from Ukraine and others that are affected by what is happening there.”

How you can support the Ukraine situation

People and organisations across Wolverhampton are coming together to support the people of Ukraine. We have collated a range of links & resources that may assist you to support people in Ukraine.


How charities and civil society can support Ukraine

NCVO - What can we do to support Ukraine?

Many organisations are figuring out how to best support Ukrainians and the BBC has produced a guide. Financial and political support could not be more critical.

Some of the options listed here are not organisations that we can verify. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them – they’re likely to be grassroots, on the ground, and able to put money immediately to use.

Whatever action you take, do it now. The situation could change very quickly and our future ability to get support to those inside Ukraine could become constrained.

> Read more at NCVO’s website here

Opportunity for Living Wage employers to support Ukrainian refugees

With such distressing scenes on our screens every day, many of us may well be feeling helpless and heartbroken at the stories of people caught up in the conflict in Ukraine. But we are not helpless.

The Living Wage Foundation’s parent charity Citizens UK is a leading player in the  community sponsorship scheme which allows community groups to support the resettlement of vulnerable people fleeing conflict and take the lead in welcoming them to live in their communities.

The UK Government has just radically increased the scale and scope of refugee sponsorship in response to the humanitarian situation in Ukraine to allow employers to play a formal part in these resettlement programmes including becoming refugee sponsors for the first time.  The UK Government will be announcing further details soon, but we know that the scheme is uncapped, that those who come under this scheme will be granted leave for an initial period of 12 months, and they will be able to work and access public services.

Citizens UK is working with the Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative (GRSI) to organise a briefing in the week of March 21st for  interested Living Wage employers and civil society and community experts to come together to explore how we can welcome and support those affected by this crisis.

If this is of interest to your organisation, we would love to hear from you – please share your contact via our online form and we’ll be in touch with details of the GRSI briefing event

In the meantime, if you or colleagues would like to support CUK’s appeal, you can donate here:

Living Wage employers have led the way in providing for families and now there is a chance to support those fleeing conflict.

Homes for Ukraine scheme

This bespoke Government-backed scheme will offer a route to those who want to come to the UK who have someone here willing to provide them with a home. It will enable individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to volunteer accommodation and provide a route to safety for those forced to escape their homeland.

Find out more about Homes for Ukraine here.

NYA - Resources for Youth Orgs

Youth work is universal, no matter where in the world, or the circumstances, youth work is transformational. Ukraine is a sovereign free-spirited nation fighting for democracy and the rights of its citizens.

Our CEO has spoken to the National Ukrainian Youth Association – NUMO about the situation and the NYA is seeking to support young people and youth work at home and in Ukraine.

We have created a space for young people, youth workers and those that commission, fund or lead youth work to share your support and solidarity for Ukraine. You can post messages of support to be added to a Messages of Support for Ukraine gallery. We have also created a specific area on our website with guides, toolkits and signposts for youth workers and those working with young people in England to help you navigate conversations with young people about the crisis in Ukraine and conflict.

> Visit the NYA website for more

Where to donate items in Wolverhampton

Organisations receiving donations

The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain’s branch in Wolverhampton
35 Merridale Street West, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, WV3 0RJ
Telephone: 01902 420441 or +447801950588
Branch Chair: Andrew Duda

Moseley for Ukraine – Humanitarian aid collection
Wolverhampton drop-off point – shop in the square, upper level (between Matalan and The Works), Mander Centre, Wolverhampton, WV1 3NN

Ukrainian Catholic Church of Saints Volodymyr and Olha
Merridale St West, 300 Hordern Road, Wolverhampton, England, WV6 0HE
Tel: +44 (0)24 7641 3725
Mobile: +44 (0)7870 578 883

Eastfield Community Association
Eastfield Community Centre, Colliery Road, Wolverhampton WV1 2QY
Telephone: 01902 552295

How to donate money

This page isn’t intended to contain every possible resource, so if you feel there is something important we have missed, please email us at and we will update this page as new information becomes available.

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