Sign up as a host
Are you interested in becoming a host on the Homes for Ukraine scheme in Lincolnshire?
With many hosting relationships now having reached the six month mark and beyond, we are appealing for new hosts across the county to rematch with existing guests. Whilst the national and local priority is to ensure as many sponsorship relationships as possible are sustainable and can support guests for six months and longer, in a minority of cases this will not be possible and a ‘rematch’ may be required. In addition, many hosts are only able to commit to hosting for the initial six month period meaning we need to find new hosts for their guests.
Anyone can consider hosting as long as they can offer accommodation for at least six months, and those who are successfully matched to Ukrainian guests are offered a £350 per month ‘thank you’ payment, rising to £500 a month for guests who have been in the country for over a year. Ukrainians already established in Lincolnshire and requiring new hosts will already be living and settled within their local communities and may be in work, with children in school, minimising some of the challenges many new hosts on the scheme initially faced when supporting guests with connecting to services in the UK (such as applying for a Biometric Residence Permit, accessing local and public services and opening a bank account).
The following government guidance outlines important information and things to think about before signing up to the scheme.
A checklist of things to consider before you can offer support to someone from Ukraine.
How to find a new guest that is already in the UK.
Everything you need to know about how to become a sponsor including things to consider and thank you payments.
Information about how to become a Homes for Ukraine sponsor, including checks the council will make, and eligibility criteria.
How to meet the accommodation needs of guests, including information about gas safety and information about bills and paying rent.
What you need to know about capital gains tax, insurance and mortgages, or if you are a leaseholder.
Need more information?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a no obligation, informal chat about hosting.
If you think you could commit to hosting, please complete our expression of interest form and a member of the Lincolnshire Homes for Ukraine Team will be in touch.