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Aid for Ukraine

The government has announced the Ukraine Family Scheme and the Local Sponsorship Scheme for Ukraine, which will provide additional support for Ukrainian nationals and their family members. For full details on application types, visit the website.

Alongside this, an uncapped sponsored humanitarian visa route will allow sponsors, such as councils, communities or private sponsors, to bring people to the UK. They will be able to work and the sponsor would provide housing and integration support. Further information will be provided on this as soon as it is updated.

Donations and support

While awaiting further official UK government guidance, Cheshire East Council will not be accepting any donations but it is collating pledges of support in readiness for possible arrivals to the borough.

If you wish to pledge an offer of support, please get in touch by emailing

If you wish to donate items, please contact the following independent drop-off points (this list will be updated as further locations are added):

  • Rotary Club, Glebe Farm, Peel Lane, Astbury, Congleton CW12 4RQ. Contact Mark Bailey on 07722 008421
  • Donatable at Qualkem Ltd, Macon Way, Crewe CW1 6YU. Contact Gareth Williams on 07739551720

At present, Cheshire East cannot accept any types of financial support. For any financial contributions please see the links below: