Last Update: 8/3/2022
In response to the crisis and rapidly changing situation in Ukraine, many people in Solihull are looking for ways they can help refugees and people caught up in the conflict.
We want to reach out to all of our Ukrainian residents, and anyone with friends and families affected by, or concerned about, events in Ukraine. The information on this webpage will be able to direct you to official sources of information, advice and opportunities to provide practical help and support.
There are many practical ways to help with the situation in Ukraine. You can help families and children caught in the conflict by making a monetary donation or by donating items to keep them safe, warm and fed.
Global charities operating in the UK and Ukraine are appealing for funds to offer aid in the humanitarian crisis.
Among the organisations collecting funds for Ukraine are include:
For further information on how and where you can help, please visit the Gov.uk website.
Please note, the Council, in line with the Charity Commission and Fundraising Regulator, is urging the public to ‘give safely’ to registered charities helping and supporting those affected by the invasion of Ukraine.
Residents are therefore advised to give to a registered charity, to have assurance that their donations contribute to the right causes.
People looking to donate to causes working in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, can quickly check a charity’s name and registration number on the Gov.uk website and a dedicated Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) page has been established, where funds for Ukraine are being collectively raised: https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
When large-scale disasters hit countries without the capacity to respond, the DEC brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently, and residents are therefore encouraged to give funding to this cause if they would like to donate.
We will keep this page updated as the situation evolves.