We know that many people in Glasgow and across Scotland are concerned about the crisis unfolding in Ukraine and would like to offer their help. We have compiled the following information on how to support people in Ukraine and Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes.
The Scottish Government Humanitarian Support for Ukraine page recommends that the best way to help the people of Ukraine is by donating money to registered organisations with ongoing relief operations. You can read more about Ready Scotland’s Humanitarian Support Response here by clicking this link. Please note that the page also advises that transporting goods to crisis zones should only be carried out by organisations who are experienced in doing so.
You can donate to the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee), which is formed of 15 leading aid charities from across the UK (including the Red Cross, Oxfam, and Save the Children). You can find out more about the DEC’s Ukraine appeal and their work by clicking here.
SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) are also running a Ukraine Support fundraising appeal. You can find out more and donate by clicking here.
The Scottish government have announced a “super-sponsor” scheme which will allow people living in Scotland to host Ukrainians seeking refuge in Scotland. You can find out more and register your interest as a sponsor by clicking here – your details will be shared with the Scottish government so that they can arrange appropriate matches.
For more information on how to support Ukraine locally, take a look at the Scottish Refugee Council’s page on helping Ukraine by clicking here. You will find information on Scottish organisations running appeals, including where you can donate goods. Please note that many organisations distributing goods for refugees have been overwhelmed with generous donations and may not be able to accept more – it is a good idea to make sure your donations can be accepted before travelling.
Finally, if you are an organisation based in Glasgow who is looking for more volunteers in projects supporting Ukraine (e.g. sorting donations, answering calls, campaigning, etc), please get in touch and the Volunteer Glasgow team will be happy to help you advertise volunteering roles.