Ukraine: Northern Ireland to receive 2m to help home refugees

2023-06-10 08:21:45  • 2 mins

Northern Ireland is set to receive 2m to help Ukrainian families move into their own homes.

The funding is part of a 150m UK government scheme split across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

The money can be used by councils to help Ukrainian families into the rental market, to get jobs and sponsorship for their second year in the UK.

The Homes for Ukraine scheme has welcomed more than 124,000 Ukrainians to the UK since the war began.

In February, it was reported that more than 2,100 refugees had come to Northern Ireland.

The funding is being divided based on the number of refugees who have arrived in each nation.

Northern Ireland Office minister Steve Baker said: "This funding will provide invaluable comfort and support to Ukrainians seeking safety in Northern Ireland and across the UK by helping them to find their own accommodation and employment.

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