Partnering with 10GM and groups across Greater Manchester, we've launched the Greater Manchester Community Response Fund: Ukraine Crisis, a way to welcome and support people who are fleeing from the war and seeking refuge in Greater Manchester. The fund has two components:
- A hardship fund to give small amounts of money to people arriving from Ukraine, if needed – distributed through trusted community partners.
- Small grants to local voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that are playing an active, practical role in providing support: to help cover the costs of things like transport, volunteer expenses, purchasing emergency items, etc.
10GM has an exhaustive hub of information on ways you can help across Manchester here.
The Bolton Ukrainian Cultural Centre are also posting regular updates on the ways in which you can support Ukraine civilians locally, including item donations and monetary donations for victims of the crisis.
There is a small leaflet here containing a Ukranian infographic about how the NHS works that might be useful to you or those you are working with.
Further information on the crisis and ways to support those affected can be found below:
How charities and civil society can support Ukraine
Regulators urge safe giving to support Ukraine - The Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator have urged the public to ‘give safely’ to registered charities helping and supporting those affected by the invasion of Ukraine.
Statement on Ukraine crisis and its implications for charities