Winterization livelihoods support for livestock 2023-2024

Dear beneficiaries, applications for the 2023-2024 Livestock Preparation for Wintering Program are now closed.


Estonian Refugee Council implements a winterization program during the 2023-2024 winter season. The objective of the program is to restore or sustain the conflict-affected agricultural livelihoods in the hromadas which are listed below. 300 households will receive grants of up to 30,000 UAH to meet their immediate basic agricultural needs for the upcoming winter.

What can assistance be used for?

Assistance can be received for the following activities:

  • Rehabilitation of animal shelter/barn (up to 15,000 UAH)
  • Animal feed (up to 15,000 UAH)
  • Veterinary services (up to 5,250 UAH)

It is expected that the project will reduce or mitigate winter impacts on livestock and poultry, strengthen vulnerable conflict-affected households' self-reliance, and contribute to their economic capacity.

Who can participate?

Vulnerable households from the Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, and Kharkiv regions affected by the war can apply to the program. Affected households from the following hromadas are eligible to apply:

  • Zaporizhzhska oblast Zaporizhzhskyi rayon
  • Mykolaiv oblast Bashtanskyi rayon
  • Kharkivska oblast Kupyanskyi rayon, Shevchenkivska hromada
  • Kharkivska oblast Chyhyivskyi rayon, Slobozhanska hromada

The pre-approval decision is made on the basis of the information provided by the main applicant representing the household. The applicant shall submit an application on the online platform of the Estonian Refugee Council. If successful, the maximum amount of assistance will be up to 30,000 UAH per household. The amount of the financial aid will be transferred to the bank account.

How to apply for assistance?

Fill in the application form

Application deadline: March 14, 2024

After filling out the form, our specialists will review the information provided and, if necessary, inform you about the need to provide additional information using the email specified in the online form. Our experts review the application within 2 weeks from the date of its receipt. You will be informed about the results of the application review. If you are selected, a written agreement will be concluded with you, and the amount of assistance will be transferred to your bank account.

If you have any problems accessing the application, please contact us: +38 073 508 08 39,

The decision to apply for assistance is voluntary, the information provided is confidential. The information provided during the call and on this form will only be used for the vulnerability assessment of the household and program assessment purposes. The information collected will be shared with the program evaluation team and be only accessible by the team members. The results of the assessment will be shared with program donors in a non-identifiable manner. If you have any questions or concerns about the information being collected with this form, please submit a request through the online form.

To get information about the programme, find out how to register, request technical support, leave feedback or a complaint you, can contact the Estonian Refugee Council hotline at  0-738-617-998 from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 16.00 or leave feedback/complaint online.

Please be aware, all humanitarian aid is free! If someone asks you to pay, do something inappropriate or perform any favour or sexual action in exchange for help, say no and call our hotline 073-861-79-98.

The program is undertaken with the financial support of the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).