Applications open for new Ukrainian Refugee Programme Grant Scheme

Applications open today for a newly introduced grant scheme supporting Ukrainian refugees. 

The grant is offered using Homes for Ukraine funding, launched as a response to the Ukrainian refugee humanitarian crisis.  

Brighton & Hove as a City of Sanctuary works very hard to make our city a place where everyone feels welcome, included, and able to thrive. 

So far, we have welcomed and supported 472 Ukrainian guests via the Homes for Ukraine scheme. 

The aim of the grant funding is to support projects empowering Ukrainian guests to become active and economically independent residents, able to fulfil their potential and contribute to our communities. 

Our priorities 

We’re looking for innovative projects which will strengthen the Ukrainian refugees’ resilience, independence and integration. 

Based on government guidance, the lessons learnt from our Ukrainian Refugee Programme to date, ongoing conversations with our partners and a survey of needs and concerns of Ukrainians in the city, we’ve identified 7 key priority area we’re looking to fund through the grant scheme: 

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages provision (ESOL) 
  • Employability and business start-up advice 
  • Access to Information, advice and guidance 
  • Access to appropriate mental health and wellbeing including counselling and therapeutic services for adults and children 
  • Community cohesion and integration including awareness raising, social connections and events – for adults and young people 
  • Capacity building for Ukrainian and other refugee-led groups 

Who can apply 

We welcome applications from smaller and larger organisations and especially encourage applications from refugee-led groups or charities. 

To be eligible to receive funding under this grant scheme, organisations must be located in Brighton & Hove or able to confirm that their beneficiaries will be based here.  

Successful applicants will be expected to mobilise quickly and have the projects up and running within 3 months and deliver project within 15 months.  

In total, £1,150,000 funding is being made available with a maximum of £50,000 to £100,000 for each project based on priority. 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 2 May 2023. 


For full details of the grant scheme, eligibility and how to apply, visit our Ukrainian Refugee Programme Grant Scheme information

If you have any questions, please contact



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