Ukrainian Independence Day solidarity

Today marks 31 years since Ukraine broke away from the Soviet Union and ratified the Declaration of Independence for their country.

While the anniversary is typically celebrated with events and parades, there is another bleak milestone for the country. Exactly six months have now passed since Vladimir Putin launched his horrific and brutal invasion that sent shockwaves across the world.

The easiest way to support Ukraine is by donating to charities that provide humanitarian relief. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal helps to provide shelter, food, water and healthcare to refugees and displaced families. Find out more, here.

Individuals, groups and businesses can also become a sponsor for refugees looking to come to the UK. If you are interested in offering a home to people fleeing Ukraine, you can become a sponsor as part of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, here.

Staffordshire Chambers is proud to support Ukrainian refugees through our Positive Pathways programme – which gives those fleeing violence and persecution the skills and knowledge they need to launch their own businesses in the UK. Find out more about Positive Pathways, here.

We have also launched a new Chamber initiative that connects local businesses with refugees who have graduated from our Positive Pathways programme.

If your business is interested in supporting refugees with employment opportunities, please email

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