From Lincolnshire Community Foundation:
Subject: Cranswick Charitable Trust Ukraine Fund launches to support Ukrainian refugees in Lincolnshire (Including North and North East Lincolnshire).
Staff and Trustees at Lincolnshire Community Foundation are delighted to announce a new partnership with Cranswick, one of the UK’s leading food producers. This partnership sees the launch of the Cranswick Charitable Trust Ukraine Fund thanks to funding being made immediately available.
Refugees who have been here for some months may need support as they transition from living with a host to moving into their own home to live independently. At the same time, refugees who continue to arrive may need support to help them settle into their new environment. Any refugee fleeing their homeland in Ukraine can apply to the fund for financial support. Grants are available up to £150 for individuals and up to £300 for families, although these are not cash grants. Where an applicant is successful, Foundation staff will source the item(s) and arrange for delivery from the supplier. Funding may include electrical appliances for new homes or being able to cook homely dishes, to bicycles (including helmet, hi-vis vest and light) to enable independence in commuting to home and school.
The scheme is now open and will be run as part of a rolling programme until funds have been distributed. The Foundation team are on hand to offer support at every stage.
Hayley Crawford, Grants Manager, Lincolnshire Community Foundation said:
“Our team have already been able to offer support to 277 refugees and their families and welcome the opportunity to extend this to new arrivals as they continue to flee adversity in their home country. Some Ukrainian refugees now have confidence to make the move into their own homes, but often lack basic living essentials which is where this fund may well be able to step in and help. We thank Cranswick Charitable Trust for their generous donation, and we look forward to working with them on this scheme. ”.
Andy Napthine, a Trustee of the Cranswick Charitable Trust said:
“We are pleased to be able to help create the “Ukrainian refugees in Lincolnshire” fund and provide support and aid for those families and individuals who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. A number of our colleagues are Ukrainian, and still have family and friends in the country and we are keen to help out where we can. We are pleased to be working with the Lincolnshire Community Foundation to ensure the support and donations go to those most in need of the funds.”