Residents have been asking about what they can do to help in relation to the awful situation in Ukraine so this page has been prepared to signpost you to both sources of information and action.
If you make a donation via the Disaster Emergency Committee the Government has pledged to match fund £25 million.
If you wish to support another charity then here are some tips
- Check the charity’s name and registration number using the search the charity register tool
- Most charities with an income of £5,000 or more must be registered, which means they are regulated by The Charity Commission
- Make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information
If in doubt, ask the charity or organisation for more information
Locally Braintree District Council has advised that there is a Braintree collection site organised by the Minidelikatesy Kubus shop in Market Street and donations can be taken to the empty unit along from the supermarket between 10am and Midday, and 4pm and 6pm on weekdays.
The Government has now launched a local sponsorship scheme for Ukraine which will match people, charities, businesses, and community groups to Ukrainians who do not have established families in the country, so they are able to come the UK.
The Government also has a website page with information as to how you can help.