Since 2007, Ukraine Charity has funded more than 65 projects totalling more than £350,000 all across Ukraine (see map of our projects below). We have primarily focused on helping children: supporting orphanages and refugee shelters, providing state-of-the-art medical equipment to hospitals and funding childhood education and development programs.
We have supported a number of summer camps and training programs for orphans and disadvantaged children across Ukraine.
Since 2014, Ukraine Charity has supported a programme whereby children of fallen Ukrainian soldiers travel to the United Kingdom for several weeks during the summer break and spend time at the "Tarasivka" summer camp in Weston-upon-Trent. This is an initiative of the Ukrainian Youth Association in Great Britain (CYM GB).
Ukraine Charity is also supporting the Kraplynka programme for early age education and social inclusion of children from families displaced by the military conflict in eastern Ukraine and the occupation of the Crimean Peninsula by the Russian Federation.
Ukraine Charity has funded more than a dozen projects to purchase new medical equipment and other medical necessities totalling more £100,000 for facilities across Ukraine. While our projects tend to be small, in the £5-10K range, they nevertheless play an important role in addressing the current funding gap and other systemic issues in the Ukrainian health care system.
We particularly focus on the needs of children, and our work has in the past has sought to improve health care in such areas as fetal monitoring, infant jaundice, childhood leukaemia, neurological and cardiovascular conditions and visual impairment.
Many of our project initiatives were suggested by our fundraisers , while in other cases, we have worked with Ukrainian charities, local hospitals and children’s clinics who reached out to us.
SHELTER & ESSENTIALS
We have provided funds to repair and furnish orphanages across Ukraine. We have also provided emergency relief for several refugee centres which have been set up following the external aggression upon the Donbas region and the Crimean peninsula.
For its first project ever, back in 2007, Ukraine Charity worked with Lviv Orphanage #2 for children with nervous system disorders. The building was in a run-down state with leaking pipes and decrepit walls and ceilings. Ukraine Charity funded the refurbishment of the residence halls, classrooms, and nurseries, as well as the replacement of the central heating and utilities system for the entire building. Total cost of the works amounted to £9,500.
Since that time, Ukraine Charity has raised funds to refurbish, furnish and provide equipment for orphanages across the country, from repairing hail damage at a children's centre in Korolevo, Zakarpattia region to replacing Soviet-era windows for an orphanage in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region to providing roof insulation for orphaned children in the southern city of Kherson.