Cambridge4Ukraine carries out many projects to support Ukraine and Ukrainian community in Cambridgeshire, below you can find the links to the main ones:
Cambridge4Ukraine проводить багато проєктів на підтримку України та української спільноти в Кембриджширі, нижче ви можете знайти посилання на головні проєкти:
Ukrainian community library in Cambridge (Українська бібліотека в Кембриджі) - coming soon!
Welcome packs (Пакунки "першої допомоги")
Our achievements (2022-2023):
Over 100 families have come to Cambridgeshire thanks to visa advise and support from Cambridge4Ukraine;
We helped researchers from Ukraine find housing and shelter in the UK via collaboration with Cambridge University (Ukrainian Academic Support Scheme);
We have established cooperation with city, regional and local councils organizations in Cambridgeshire;
Cambridge4Ukraine became part of the UK-wide network of Ukrainian organizations Ukraine Hub UK;
We have issued over a 100 "welcome packs" (food, hygiene, clothes supplies) to those who have been forced to move from Ukraine to Cambridgeshire;
We provided emergency assistance to people from the refugee community (flight tickets to Britain, a short-term hostel in emergency situations, support for people from disability);
We started the tradition of Ukrainian meetings every Saturday for Ukrainian community in Cambridge;
We were active in the media, making refugees' voices heard, especially in the first months of a full scale invasion;
We organised English language classes run by volunteers for those who were forced to move from Ukraine to Cambridgeshire;
We created a newsletter that is received by about 500 people in the region;
We provided employment support through individual consultations, information events and a list of vacancies;
We conducted educational events in cooperation with the city council on social issues housing, employment and accommodation in the region;
We organised a support club for entrepreneurs from Ukraine (CEO Club);
We created a "Mriya" Saturday Ukrainian community educational project for children;
We organized cultural events in Cambridge to create a positive image of Ukraine in Great Britain.
Some of our collaborations:
Cambridge4Ukraine cooperated with the RESET organization - the official provider of the Homes For Ukraine scheme ran by the British government. We we believe that thanks to the active activities of the Cambridge4Ukraine "visa team" support Cambridgeshire became the region with the highest number of guests from Ukraine in the east of England.
Cambridge4Ukraine became official partner of the Cambridge University within the framework of the Ukrianian Academics Support Scheme. We helped connect academics from Ukraine with hosts, and supported them after arrival. We also we helped a group of 22 medical students from Kharkiv Medical University of the university, who undewent their clinical practice in Cambridge in July 2022.
Ukrainian Institute London
Cambridge4Ukraine was an information partner of Ukrainian Institute London and Live Canon for its production of 'Kassandra' play in Cambridge.
Downing Place United Reformed Church
Cambridge4Ukraine is grateful to the Downing Place URC for providing space for weekly Ukrainian meetups, and other activities organised by Cambridge4Ukraine.
Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign (CRRC)
Cambridge4Ukraine collaborates with CRRC on different aspects of refugee support, including the activities of 'Mriya' educational project for children.
Cambridge & Newmarket Polo Club
One of the iconic charity events of Cambridge4Ukraine in the summer of 2022 and 2023 was a charity polo tournament hosted by Cambridge and Newmarket Polo Club. The tournament not only helped us collect funds for a series of "welcome packs" for refugees - we also managed to bring dozens people from the refugee community to watch the tournament, and it became a warm and bright event for many during these dark times.
Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue
In October-November 2022 Cambridge4Ukraine collaborated with Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue that kindly provided grants for furniture and appliances to refugees who were moving from hosts into new accommodation.
Grants and funding
Cambridge City Council grant (2023) to cover the cost of the 'welcome packs' for refugees.
Refugee Council grant (2023) in support of the activities of the 'Mriya' educational project for Ukrainian children in Cambridgeshire.