Ukraine Solidarity Fund

The Fund offers institutional support to civil society organisations that provide systematic and long-term assistance to people fleeing war in Ukraine. Grants are awarded to organisations providing direct humanitarian, medical, legal, psychological, social assistance to people crossing the border, as well as to organisations offering long-term support in Poland (including assistance in finding accommodation and employment, child care, adaptation to new conditions, etc.).

Support from the Fund is  granted only to  civil society organizations with good track record and proven competence in assisting  refugees and migrants  The Fund also supports efforts to coordinate aid activities carried out by organisations at the local and national levels, in various areas of support.

Grants can be used to cover all costs that are needed  for  organisation’s operation: employment of additional staff, coordination, communication and transport, renumeration of specialists (psychologists, translators, lawyers, intercultural assistants etc.),  office rent, purchase of equipment, media, accountancy  and all other costs related to the emergency situation which cannot be financed from other sources (collections, grants or donations).

Grant amount will depend on the needs and action plan presented in the application.

Grants’ duration: 12 months

Organisations awarded with institutional grants will be offered  additional  tailor-made support to improve the security of their operations in the context of new challenges, including in particular digital security and personal data protection.

Fund’s budget: The initial pool of the Fund is PLN 2.5 million from the Foundation’s own resources. The Fund’s budget will be systematically increased by funds raised from other institutional and individual donors, including donations made in the framework of the European Banks for Ukraine campaign conducted on the initiative of the Polish Bank Association by the EU national banking federations among banks and their clients.

Contact: [email protected]

For donors

We invite individual, institutional and corporate donors to contribute to the Ukraine Solidarity Fund. Donations can be paid:

Association for the Earth, Bratnik
Relief for persons who flee from Ukraine to the Lublin area, aid provided directly at a help point at Jagodzin, transport, accommodation, food and drink, hotline, Polish and Ukrainian family integration activities in the community garden, Polish classes; co-ordination of aid programmes run by the Association, communications and media relations, administration expenses: telephone, Internet, rent, utilities etc. PLN 108,000

Catholic Intelligentsia Club, Warsaw
Assistance activities for refugees from Ukraine: organisation of transport for children with disabilities from orphanages, running an intervention hostel for refugees who do not have Ukrainian passports, organisation of housing in Poland, legal aid, organisation of day care and activities for children, running a Ukrainian school: costs of co-ordination of assistance activities and work of volunteers, purchase of IT equipment, implementation of system security policy and protection of user data. PLN 111,500

Ethnos Social and Cultural Association, Łódź
Provision of continuous support for Ukrainian refugees in Łódź, provision of necessities, collection and distribution of relief, support of a cultural assistant, Polish classes, legal aid, counselling for children and adults; co-ordination, assistant’s fee, translation from Ukrainian, accounting.
PLN 100,000

Friends of Bielsko-Biała and Podbeskidzie Society, Bielsko-Biała
Comprehensive relief for people arriving from Ukraine in My BB Foreigner Integration Centre in Bielsko-Biała, necessities, money, mental support, help with finding accommodation, female cultural advisors; co-ordination of secretariat and volunteers, consultation in Polish/Ukrainian/Russian, training and workshops for volunteers, purchase of office equipment. PLN 32,700

Halina Nieć Legal Aid Centre, Kraków
Providing legal aid to refugees from Ukraine: managing a regular hotline and legal consultation desks, providing assistance in cases involving stateless persons, third country nationals and unaccompanied minors; conducting training and consultations for volunteers, i.e. law students and lawyers providing pro-bono legal aid; consultations and legal aid to persons residing in detention centres for foreigners; co-ordination of legal aid to refugees from Ukraine within the Multicultural Centre in Kraków. PLN 187,300

Homo Faber Association, Lublin
Activities to help refugees from Ukraine: co-ordination of volunteers local committee refugee relief in Lublin, provision of training for psychologists and mental counsellors, including crisis interventionists, provision of training for people working with children, including teachers, assistants, educators, animators, designing classroom and educational content regarding counselling, care and intervention work with children and adults who have experienced war. PLN 109,000

Harangos Roma Educational Association, Kraków
Assistance to Roma refugees from Ukraine: organizing transport and relocation to EU countries and humanitarian aid, hiring cultural and social assistants, operating a support and assistance coordination point in Słubice. PLN 87,000

Immigrants Support Centre, Gdańsk
Legal aid for foreigners, residence counselling, legalization counselling, career counselling within the Centre for Protection of Immigrants’ Rights conducted in 4 languages (Polish, Russian, English, Ukrainian) in Gdańsk, Gdynia, Tczew and Pruszcz, support for education system and cultural assistants, developing methodology and materials for learning Polish: salaries of co-ordinators, accounting and financial support for the Centre, transportation costs. PLN 128,000

Laboratory for Peace Association, Kraków
Running a help desk in Kraków in the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre building in Radziwiłowska Street and a 24/7 hotline for refugees in Ukrainian and Polish, providing basic information on accommodation and forms of support: costs of hotline operation and accounting costs. PLN 30,000

Rule of Law Institute Foundation, Lublin
Providing legal aid to refugees from Ukraine: managing a hotline, providing legal consultations and advice, deliver training and consultations for volunteers and lawyers providing pro bono assistance to refugees; co-ordinating legal aid within the Social Committee for Assistance to Refugees in Lublin. PLN 112,000

Rule of Law Institute Foundation, Lublin
Implementation of recommendations from the digital security audit of the organisation conducted by the Fourth Sector Foundation as part of the CERT-NGO project (purchase of hardware, software and digital security monitoring services for a period of 36 months). PLN 31,200

The Field of Dialogue Foundation, Warsaw
Activities to support the system of education of Ukrainian children in Polish schools conducted within the framework of the SOS for Education coalition: networking of community organizations and local governments, dissemination of materials and teaching models, exchange of experiences and good practices, monitoring of regulations, conducting advocacy activities, developing expert opinions, advice and legal interpretations. PLN 59,820

Towards Dialogue Foundation, Kraków
Comprehensive support for Roma refugees and refugee women from Ukraine within the Warsaw Roma-Poland-Ukraine Integration Centre: assistance in finding work, accommodation, health care, legal and psychological aid, Polish language lessons for children and adults, support in the adaptation process; employment of a socio-cultural assistant, staff member(s) at the centre, purchase of mobile phones for refugees, organisation of transport. PLN 150,000

Union of Ukrainians in Poland, Przemyśl
Measures to help refugees at border crossings in Medyka, Korczowa and at the train station in Przemyśl; co-ordination of volunteer work at the Narodny Dom centre. PLN 72,000

WiseEuropaWarsaw Institute for Economic and European Studies Foundation, Warsaw
Preparation of recommendations for local and central authorities and foreign donors on the adoption of public policies and ways of their implementation and financing, in connection with the influx of refugees from Ukraine to Poland.  PLN 55,000

ZUSTRICZ Foundation, Kraków
Running an inter-school dormitory for a 50-person group of children and youth from Ukraine during summer vacation: covering the costs of maintenance of rooms, utilities, supplies and food, as well as the salaries of caregivers and coordinators.
PLN 120,000