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Supporting Ukraine refugees

Chichester District Council stands in support of the people of Ukraine and our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the devastating conflict in the country, and we are flying the Ukrainian flag at our offices in East Pallant.

Homes for Ukraine scheme

We know the residents of Chichester will want to help in any way they can. The Government have announced a Homes for Ukraine scheme (opens new window) if you have  a spare room or property that could be used to help a family or individuals rent free for six months. There is an optional payment of £350 a month if you take part in this scheme.

Grant Application for Ukrainian refugee support fund 2022/2023

If you are a community group supporting Ukrainian refugees, and would benefit from funding of up to £1000, please complete the available funding form. When completed, please email to

Grant application form for Ukrainian refugee support fund 2022/2023 (Word doc) [35KB]

To request funding, the applicant must: 

  • be a community group or Parish Council with your own bank account;
  • not be applying for more than £1000; or,
  • be applying solely for the benefit of Ukrainian refugees

Barnardo's free helpline to support Ukrainian families

The conflict and ongoing violence in Ukraine has caused families to forcibly leave their homes, in search of safety, with many arriving in the UK.

In response to this, following discussion with the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, Barnardo's has set up the Ukrainian Support Helpline to provide a holistic support service. The helpline is available to anyone fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

Barnardo's free helpline (0800 148 8586) is staffed by English, Ukrainian and Russian speakers, to offer support to children and families arriving in the UK from Ukraine. The helpline is open:

  • Monday - Friday (10:00am - 8:00pm), and;
  • Saturday (10:00am - 3:00pm)

Callers will be able to get help and advice on a range of issues.

You can also email or visit Barnardo's Ukrainian support (opens new window).

Other ways to help Ukraine

If you would like to help in other ways, you are encouraged to take a look at the national and international aid organisations who are running appeals to support people caught up in the conflict.

There is further information available on refugee resettlement in West Sussex (opens new window). Additionally, the Home Office have launched the National Ukraine Family Scheme (opens new window).


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