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City of York Council – Information on Support for Ukrainian Refugees

Revised 9/6/22

York City of Sanctuary, in partnership with City of York Council, has set up a sponsorship matching register and support network for Ukraine refugees coming to York.


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Homestay and Befriending Programme

Homes for Ukrainian People

Under the Government Homes for Ukraine scheme, people are being asked to sponsor Ukraine refugees by name. As this is not easy for many people, in partnership with City of York Council, we are matching accommodation with Ukraine refugees known to the wider community in York. People will need to register on the National site as well, but we will match people from York with refugees wanting to come here . If you have spare accommodation that you are able to offer on a temporary basis (up to 6 months) for one or more people.

if you have accommodation and would like to sponsor a refugee from Ukraine, please fill out the form and register your interest.


Also get in touch if you are from the Ukraine and living in York or the surrounding areas and want to help family and friends join the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

Befriending Ukrainian People

If you would like to volunteer on our befriending project, offering newcomers support, advice and friendship.

If you would like to volunteer please register your interest here: –

Link Same link as above

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Bicycles to People in Need Scheme

If you have a bicycle that you no longer require, and would like to donate it to a refugee or asylum seeker here in York please let us know.

Please note: We will acknowledge your offer of a bicycle, as we have a limited storage area we ask you to hold on to your bicycle until we have found a match, we will then ask if you can take it to our workshop, located at the University of York campus.


If you are a refugee and would like a 2nd hand bicycle, please let us know by completing the form below.


York Bike Belles offers free support into cycling around York. Everyone is welcome

iTravel: Maps of the cycle route in York

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