Homes for Ukraine

The Government has launched Homes for Ukraine to allow residents to become a 'sponsor' and offer a home to refugees fleeing Ukraine.

You must register your interest in becoming a sponsor on the Government website.

Visit the Government website to view more information about Homes for Ukraine and to register your interest

Support in Rugby for Homes for Ukraine sponsors and guests

Welcome Payment

From 3 May 2022, Warwickshire County Council administers the £200 welcome payment for people arriving from Ukraine under the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Guests receive a code which allows the payment to be collected from a Post Office. The county council intends to contact all sponsors with more details.

Visit the Warwickshire County Council website for more information about the Welcome Payment

Other support for guests and sponsors

Warwickshire County Council has published a range of information about the support on offer for Ukrainian guests and sponsors.

Visit the Warwickshire County council website

A Facebook group has been launched to give sponsors in Warwickshire a place to ask questions and share experiences.

Visit the Warwickshire Homes for Ukrainian Sponsors Facebook group

The charity Barnardo's has launched a dedicated Ukrainian Support Helpline to offer a holistic support service to people who have fled Ukraine.

The helpline has access to Ukrainian and Russian interpreters, and can be contacted on 0800 148 8586 (10am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm on Saturdays).

Visit the Barnardo's website for more information on the Ukrainian Support Helpline


Support for Ukraine

Many of our residents have told us that they have been moved by the plight of Ukraine following Russia's invasion. We are aware of the following ways that residents can help.

Support in Ukraine

Residents who wish to support Ukrainians affected by the invasion can find details of charities on the ground and seeking support at

Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Support for refugees in the UK

The Government has launched Homes for Ukraine to enable individuals, charities, community organisations and businesses to volunteer accommodation for Ukranians forced to escape their homeland.

A website has been launched where you can find full details about the scheme and register your interest in taking part.

Visit the Homes for Ukraine website More on how we are supporting Homes for Ukraine

Coventry Ukrainian Community

For useful information on the conflict and how to support Ukraine see the information page created by Coventry Ukrainian Community at