If you want to offer a home to people fleeing Ukraine, you can become a sponsor as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
Use this service to record your interest in becoming a sponsor. This service is for potential sponsors who have not yet been matched with a Ukrainian guest.
Who can record their interest
Anyone in the UK who has not been matched with a Ukrainian person or family, as long as:
- you can offer a spare room or home for at least 6 months
- if you’re not a British citizen, you have leave to remain in the UK for at least 6 months
- you do not have a criminal record
You do not need to record your interest if you already know who you want to sponsor.
You can help them apply for a visa under the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme instead.
If you have a family member fleeing Ukraine
You do not need to record your interest as a sponsor if you have a family member fleeing Ukraine. They should apply for the Ukraine Family Scheme visa instead.
Record your interest
What happens next
Your details will be shared with your local council who may contact you if someone in your area needs a sponsor.
Contact one of the following organisations to be matched with a Ukrainian person more quickly:
Once you have been matched, your local council will:
- carry out disclosure and barring service (DBS) checks
- visit your property to check it meets the required standards
You can read more about being a sponsor, including responsibilities, checks, and how you can support your guests.
Withdrawing your interest
If you want to withdraw your interest, you do not need to do anything now. You can tell your local council or chosen organisation that you want to withdraw when they contact you.