USPUK was founded in March 2022 and has since made impactful partnerships and projects to help displaced Ukrainians wanting to come to the UK.

How we can help

We assist displaced Ukrainian people by providing information, advice and assistance when:

Browse this website for up-to-date and relevant information and resources. We have translated the UK Visa application form into Ukrainian and have an up-to-date list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and links to other partner organisations who offer help.

Communities for Ukraine

The Communities for Ukraine programme is a collaboration between USPUK and Citizens UK, which have both been awarded ‘Recognised Provider’ status by the UK Government to match refugees with host sponsors under the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Communities for Ukraine welcomes Ukrainians to the UK through the support of our ‘Resettlement Partners’ - civil society organisations, which include faith groups, community groups, businesses, and universities.

Resettlement Partners are the linchpin of their host network, acting as coordinator, working with, and supported by both USPUK and Citizens UK. Each Resettlement Partner commits to find host sponsors within their networks to accommodate at least 50 Ukrainian refugees, allocate staff time to check the suitability of host sponsors, promote high quality matches, ensure a robust approach to safeguarding, and support hosts and refugees with the challenges they may face when they arrive.

To ensure strategic partners feel confident and prepared, Citizens UK provides them with training and policies and processes for local host sponsors, ensuring the learning and experience from resettling dozens of Syrian refugees over the past 5 years through their Sponsor Refugees project is passed on to those who have offered to host Ukrainians.

Communities for Ukraine provides an end-to-end supported process for Resettlement Partners, hosts and Ukrainian guests. It gives dignity and agency to refugees from the time they consider coming to the UK, through to their arrival and resettlement in a new home. This approach to refugee sponsorship emphasises the leverage of community to provide a safe, supported, and sustainable process for Ukrainian refugees to resettle in the UK.

You can fill in our form if you are ready to go to the UK and need a sponsor.

Work with the UK Government

USPUK works in close collaboration with the British Government to offer assistance to Ukrainians whose initial sponsors were deemed unsuitable for various reasons. Through a unique screening process, Ukrainians who have been notified can seek assistance from USKUP through multiple channels. USPUK identifies those that most require resettlement and work with Citizens UK to find new sponsors for these cases and provide support through the whole process.

USPUK Individual Matching

We are  actively looking for UK hosts, who are able to support displaced Ukrainians in the UK. If you are interested in becoming a host with USPUK, information about applying to host and about the Communities for Ukraine scheme can be found here. If you have previously applied to sponsor Ukrainians under the government’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme but have not yet found anyone to sponsor, please get in touch and register with USPUK.

Matching Process

Individuals who would like to host are able to fill out our application form, providing details about themselves, their reasons for hosting, and what they can do to support their potential guests. We also require a character reference.

Following the application form phase, we organise a video call with prospective hosts. This is so we can get to know the hosts and find a suitable guest. If we believe we have found a host and guest (or guests) that will gel well together, we organise a “matching call”, where host and guest can meet each other. If both host and guest agree, we can proceed with the match.

Our process of matching has high success rates, as we want to make sure both host and guest are comfortable with their arrangement. By engaging in this process, we believe both host and guest will feel more supported and safe about proceeding with the process.