Following the huge response from the public to a fundraising campaign to support Ukraine, the British Red Cross have established a £1,000,000 fund to support local VCS organisations directly supporting refugee arrivals from Ukraine, and/or to develop the capacity to prepare, coordinate and develop a strategic approach to supporting Ukrainian refugees.

British Red Cross recognise the importance of investing in relationships: the response and support for Ukraine is expected to be protracted, the fund is open to a response which builds for the longer term as well as meeting immediate needs.

The fund is in two parts. NAVCA will administer the Infrastructure Fund – aimed at developing infrastructure capacity to support and coordinate the response. UKCF will administer a separate fund for front line activity.

Specifically, we are looking for proposals which support organisations which are preparing for the arrival of people from Ukraine and subsequent support for them; and/or support better coordination of activity at place level (within the VCS, and with local authorities), and to build capacity where it is needed.

The documents here set more information about the fund, and how to apply:

Organisations should consider whether they are eligible for and want to apply for funding. The closing date for applications is 23 September 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact or attend the drop-in information session on Monday 5th September 2022 2pm – 3pm. Please register to attend the session via this Zoom link.

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