Support for Ukrainian refugees

Homes for Ukraine Update

Suffolk County Council (SCC) would like to thank you for your continued support to Ukrainian pupils who have fled their war-torn country.

You and your staff have made a huge contribution to the humanitarian effort to assist Ukrainian pupils by providing bespoke support to help them and their families integrate and participate in school and community activities.

Suffolk County Council, in recognition of this support, would like to offer a one-off payment of £500 per Ukrainian pupil that attended your school to enable you to provide ongoing support.

In order to claim this payment – we will call or email you to confirm how many pupils we have on record that are entitled to receive this payment. Once this is confirmed we will invite you to send an invoice to us to claim this payment.

Funding for New Pupils

Funding was available in 2022-23 to support the education of refugees on the Homes for Ukraine scheme when they joined Suffolk schools. Although the government has not provided funding in 2023-24 and 2024-25, SCC is able to continue to offer the following grants for new arrivals as set out below: 

  • EYFS: £1000 per child per term for up to three terms
  • Primary: £1200 per pupil per term for up to three terms
  • Secondary: £1500 per pupil per term for up to three terms

Homes for Ukraine education and childcare grant conditions of funding – GOV.UK ( sets out how you can spend the grant which can include uniform, free school meals or transport. If children join you from a different school, please contact us at [email protected] to determine if remaining grant payments are available. 

Funding for Existing Pupils

If an educational setting believes that they were entitled to receive funding in 2022-23 and 2023-24 that they have not claimed, please contact [email protected] to discuss.

When contacting us regarding funding, please include the initials and DOB of your Ukrainian pupils as this enables us to confirm their visa status and eligibility for funding. For any further information or to make a claim, please contact [email protected] .