Grants of up to £100,000 available for organisations
Herefordshire Council has developed a community integration grant scheme to support new and existing projects and activities that help Ukrainian guests settle into the county.
Voluntary and community organisations, constituted clubs and registered charities are among the groups that can apply for grants of up to £100,000.
The scheme, which is suitable for projects of all sizes, covering a single area or the whole county, is open for applications until July 2023.
More information, including details of how to apply to the scheme, can be found on Talk Community’s dedicated webpage.
Since launching in March 2022, hundreds of guests have been welcomed to Herefordshire as part of the Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme. Many organisations have developed projects to support our growing Ukrainian community settle into the county.
Government guidance is for councils to play a key role in supporting the integration of Ukrainian families into their communities. Integration support may include organising community events, access to translation services and working with the local voluntary sector and faith groups to help signpost advice and support.
Health and wellbeing support for sponsors and guests will ensure sponsorship arrangements are as beneficial and long-lasting as possible, which will ease pressure on other services.
Councillor Pauline Crockett, cabinet member for health and adult wellbeing, says:
“I’m delighted with the way Herefordshire has responded to those fleeing their homeland because of the war in Ukraine. This scheme will allow more organisations to provide our guests with more of the services and activities that many of us take for granted. This will be an enormous help for Ukrainian families as they settle here while the war in their country continues.”