Guidance for sponsors
How to become a sponsor
You can register your interest in the Homes for Ukraine Scheme (GOV.UK). The scheme allows individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to offer refuge to an individual or family from Ukraine who are fleeing the war.
If you have signed up to the Homes for Ukraine scheme, read the government's latest advice for sponsors, and their frequently asked questions.
Reset Communities and Refugees, a charity leading UK community sponsorship, is launching a matching and training service for sponsors and refugees under the UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme. This will bring together sponsors and refugees and assess their eligibility and suitability for the scheme. It will also provide training and advice to the sponsors and community groups.
Reset has also produced a toolkit for sponsors wishing to welcome people through the Homes for Ukraine programme. Some references to ‘local authority’ within the toolkit relate to Essex County Council, not us.
A welcome pack has been produced for sponsors part of the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme.
Essex County Council has also produced a web page with information for sponsors welcoming a Ukrainian person or family.
Financial support for you and your guest
We are currently contacting sponsors and/or guests in regards to the £200 payment that Ukrainian guests are entitled to if arriving from Ukraine to the UK through the Homes for Ukraine scheme once we are notified by Essex County Council.
Sponsors who are part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme will receive a thank you payment of £350 per month. All checks including safeguarding and DBS will need to have been completed before payment can be made. We are currently working with our partner agencies, including Essex County Council, to finalise the details on how this will be distributed. Sponsors will be contacted directly to arrange payment once the details have been finalised.