HOMES FOR UKRAINE
THE NEW GOVERNMENT SCHEME EXPLAINED
On 18 March the Homes for Ukraine Scheme opened with UK hosts being able to sponsor a known Ukrainian refugee. Potential sponsors need to register their interest on the government website, which will be used to keep sponsors informed as the programme develops.
People can immediately start supporting the visa application process for a matched refugee. At Highlands Perthshire Welcomes Ukraine we are actively matching interested parties with displaced Ukrainians seeking refuge in Scotland.
The visa application process is slow and complicated. Our dedicated team of volunteers is supporting refugees with translations and matchmaking, as well as supporting sponsors with ensuring they provide the right information.
The Scottish Government have announced they will act as Super Sponsors for refugees who are not able to match with someone before they flee the country. We are in touch with the Government to see how we can match sponsors with people who are arriving in Scotland and placed in temporary accommodation.
If you would like to become a sponsor, please register with us using our Sponsor Application Form.