Ukraine Refugee Integration Fund RELAUNCHES 21/03/2024

Ukraine Refugee Integration Fund RELAUNCHES 21/03/2024

Following the success of projects funded in the first round and the positive impact this has had on the lives of Ukrainians arriving in Lincolnshire, the Foundation is proud to relaunch the Ukrainian Refugee Integration Fund.

Grants of up to £10,000 are now available to new or existing community groups and non-profit organisations in Lincolnshire. The aim is to enhance capacity to offer opportunities and support Ukrainian refugees to enable their continued integration into local communities.  We have shortened the application form for those applicants that have previously applied to this scheme, to reduce the administrative burden.

Acknowledging the valuable role of the voluntary and community sector and their wealth of knowledge and support for communities, funding has been secured from the Central Government’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme through Lincolnshire County Council. This initiative assists Ukrainian families and individuals as they rebuild their lives and integrate locally across Lincolnshire.

The deadline for submitting bids is 1st May 2024, with decisions notified within 4-6 weeks. An estimated £100,000 will be allocated to projects that clearly outline how they intend to support Ukrainian refugees, including contributions towards overheads such as rent, lighting, and staffing costs.

Projects which aim to reduce isolation, enhance cohesion, provide meaningful activities for mental health and wellbeing, and offer support in accessing employment, learning, and advanced English language lessons and support the move into independent living arrangements may be given priority.

The application process is simple, and our team is available to answer queries, provide guidance, or discuss an application prior to submission.

For Fund Criteria and additional documents, please visit the grants page at or contact Sue Fortune at 01529 305825 or

Sue Fortune, CEO at the Foundation says:-

“Over the past two years, the voluntary and community sector in Lincolnshire has united to provide support and assistance to those who have fled the conflict in Ukraine. We are delighted that, with the generous support and funding from the Homes for Ukraine Team at Lincolnshire County Council, we can collectively sustain these vital resources ensuring that all arrivals receive the necessary assistance and can successfully integrate into our communities.”


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About Lincolnshire Community Foundation

Lincolnshire Community Foundation is the County’s leading independent grant maker founded in 2002 and part of the network of 47 Community Foundations across the UK delivering positive outcomes for People and Places. Our work is grounded in the value of #ChangeNotCharity. The Foundation has, since its inception, distributed upwards of £18M with emphasis on small grants delivering a big difference.


Homes for Ukraine Scheme


The Government is providing funding at a rate of £10,500 per person to councils to enable them to provide support to families to rebuild their lives and fully integrate into communities.