Who has created this website?
We want to be very open and transparent to give you the confidence to use this website. This website has been created and paid for by Nigel Collier and David Logan who own a small 2 man business called Secret HQ Ltd based in Manchester, UK. We specialise in digital strategy and innovation. We were horrified by the invasion of Ukraine and wanted to do something to help. Instead of helping just one or two Ukrainian families by sharing our homes, we wanted to see if we could use our digital skills to help hundreds or thousands of people by connecting them together.
Why did we create this website?
On 18th March 2022 the UK government launched a campaign to help Ukrainian people move to the UK. The campaign is called Homes For Ukraine.
The process requires Ukrainian people to have a UK sponsor. Unfortunately, the process for finding a sponsor is not as simple or as quick as it could be and therefore we knew that matching people together would be a challenge.
If you are a UK citizen who wants to sponsor Ukrainians, how do you find Ukrainian people to sponsor?
If you are a Ukrainian citizen who wants a UK sponsor, how do you find a UK sponsor?
We created this website in 3 days to help Ukrainians, UK citizens and the UK government solve those problems very quickly.
We will work with the UK government, international charities and NGOs if that would be helpful.
This project will be worth it, even if we help just one Ukrainian person to find a UK sponsor.
How can I help?
We cannot do this on our own. We need your help now.
Please share this website on social media or where you think UK sponsors or Ukrainians wanting UK sponsors will see it.
Please also contact anyone who you think can spread the word about this website, especially if they are journalists, media / social media channels, influencers or relevant organisations such as charities, church groups, businesses, governments or organisations that are involved in the UK humanitarian effort to help Ukrainians.
- UK citizens can register their interest in becoming a sponsor on the UK Government website – Homes for Ukraine.
- Ukrainian citizens who have a UK sponsor can apply for a visa under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine) – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-visa-under-the-ukraine-sponsorship-scheme.
- UK Citizens Advice – Bringing family members from Ukraine to the UK.
Please report any problems with the website to email@example.com. We cannot promise that we will reply to you but we will try to fix any important problems that are reported to us as soon as we can.
We hope this website helps you to connect and help each other.