A new scheme is providing funding across the Fylde Coast to assist local groups in aiding community integration of Ukrainian refugees. 

Fylde Council, Blackpool Council and Wyre Council have in conjunction with the Lancashire Refugee Integration Team created a new scheme to make available grants to organisations that propose suitable projects, events and activities which meet the community integration requirements of the Homes for Ukraine Scheme, as outlined in the central government guidance.  

Those eligible for funding include voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, constituted groups or clubs, and social enterprises. Successful bids will involve projects and activities which target and benefit communities where Ukrainian guests are resettled in Lancashire. 

Cllr Thomas Threlfall, Chairman of Fylde Council’s Environmental, Health and Housing Committee, said: “I am so pleased that we have a support scheme in place to help these people, who are at their lowest ebb, providing some comfort to bridge the troubled waters they are amidst. I would encourage any groups offering support to our Ukrainian guests in making themselves at home to check their eligibility for this grant.” 

For additional information on the scheme and to apply, visit the Lancashire County Council website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on 30 September 2022. 


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