Homes for Ukraine: record your interest

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ If you want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine, you can become a sponsor as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ Use this service to record your interest in becoming a sponsor. You can do this as an individual or as an organisation.

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ This service is for potential sponsors who have not yet been matched with a Ukrainian guest.

If you already know who you want to sponsor

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ You do not need to record your interest if you already know who you want to sponsor.

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ You can help them apply for a visa under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme instead.

If you have a family member fleeing Ukraine

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ You do not need to record your interest as a sponsor if you have a family member fleeing Ukraine. They should apply for the Ukraine Family Scheme visa instead.

Who can record their interest

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ Anyone in the UK who has not been matched with a Ukrainian person or family, as long as:

  • you can offer a spare room or home for at least 6 months
  • if you’re not a British citizen, you have leave to remain in the UK for at least 6 months
  • you do not have a criminal record

Record your interest as an individual

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ Start now as an individual

Record your interest as an organisation

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ Start now as an organisation

What happens next

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ Someone from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) will contact you about your interest. They will talk to you about how you’ll be matched with someone arriving from Ukraine.

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ Your local authority will also get in touch. They will:

  • carry out disclosure and barring service (DBS) checks
  • visit your property to check it meets the required standards

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ You can read more about being a sponsor, including responsibilities, checks, and how you can support your guests.

Withdrawing your interest

πŸ€©πŸ€§πŸ™ If you want to withdraw your interest, you do not need to do anything now. You can tell DLUHC that you want to withdraw when they contact you.