Grants and bus passes available for Ukrainian refugees from Hampshire County Council
GRANTS of up to £5,000 and free bus passes are being made available for Ukrainian refugees to help them settle in Hampshire, the county council has announced.
Community organisations can apply for the grants to help fund projects that will help those fleeing the war. Around 1,500 refugees have arrived in the county since February.
A Hampshire County Council spokesperson told the A&T: "There has already been an incredibly generous response from residents as part of the national Homes for Ukraine scheme and now communities can apply for grants of up to £5,000 for projects that will help arrivals to access the support they need."
Free bus pass travel within the wider Hampshire area will also be made available for refugees.
The authority is currently finalising the arrangements with the county’s three major bus operators, Stagecoach, First Bus and Bluestar, with the scheme due to launch shortly.
HCC leader Cllr Rob Humby said: "“This announcement forms part of the support we are extending to those arriving and is a practical and effective step to help our Ukrainian guests get around Hampshire during their stay."
For more information on how to apply for local grants to help Ukrainian people email firstname.lastname@example.org