Residents have been asking about what they can do to help in relation to the awful situation in Ukraine so this page has been prepared to signpost you to both sources of information and action

If you make a donation via the Disasters Emergency Committee humanitarian appeal the Government has pledged to match fund £25 Million.

The local response is being co-ordinated by the Chelmsford CVS and you can find out more on their website about actions being taken locally and local charities that you can support

If you wish to support another charity then here are some tips

  • Check the charity’s name and registration number using the search the charity register tool
  • Most charities with an income of £5,000 or more must be registered, which means they are regulated by The Charity Commission
  • Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information
    If in doubt, ask the charity or organisation for more information


The Government has now launched a local sponsorship scheme for Ukraine which will match people, charities, businesses, and community groups to Ukrainians who do not have established families in the country, so they are able to come the UK.

The Government also has a website page with information including information about cyber security.