Opora support

1. Baby Basics

Baby Basics is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby or child under 5 yrs. Baby Basics started in Sheffield in the spring of 2009, this centre continues to support families across Sheffield working with a wide range of frontline health and social care professionals. There is an ever increasing network of Baby Basics centres across the country each staffed by a committed team of volunteers.
Baby Basics provides much needed essentials and equipment to mothers and families who are unable to provide these items for themselves; including but not limited to teenage mums, people seeking asylum, refugees and women fleeing domestic abuse and trafficking.
Through our National Warehouse, Baby Basics UK is supporting Afghan families in ‘bridging hotels’ and is now committed to supporting ‘Homes for Ukraine’ host families to ensure we are supporting Ukrainian families resettling in the UK.


2. Banana Box - toys, games, books, stationary (up to 11yo) - North Yorkshire only

The Banana Box Toy Project was launched in March 2020 to provide educational toys to disadvantaged families in order to promote a child’s learning and development of social skills. We rely on donations of quality used and new toys and funding to provide age-appropriate toys, games, books and stationery items for children up to 11 years old. We also have specific resources to cater for children with special needs.The service operates from Selby in North Yorkshire and we are proud to partner with Opora to offer this service to children arriving to the area from Ukraine. We can only operate within the catchment area in which the charity is registered so ask that you confirm that you live within 20 miles of Selby before proceeding with a request. Please also note that we can only cater for primary school children (up to and including age 11). We rely on volunteers to deliver our Banana Boxes across the area so if you are able to collect from Selby in person then please indicate this in the form below.

3. London Lash - Beauticians Employment


Anna Putiato - director of London Lash, eyelash extension coach with many years of experience, speaker at international conferences, judge of eyelash extension championships.London Lash is one of the most popular European companies selling materials for eyelash extension, lamination and eyebrow coloring. Currently, the company employs more than 50 people.Anna, thanks to her business connections with beauty salons, is helping Ukrainian beauticians find work in the UK.

4. Accounts Administrator - Job Offer

Position: Accounts AdministratorLocation: Tottenham, North London N17 0QJHours: Full TimeSalary: £25,000 – £27,000 depending on experience.Send CV to: ku.oc.tramoL%40akiraM An exciting position has become available for a full-time Accounts Administrator based in Tottenham, North London. The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday and earn £25,000 –£27,000 depending on experience.
Role Requirements• Proven experience of working in SAGE is a must.• AAT level 2 qualified - desirable, but not essential.• Experience in accounts admin.• Attention to detail be extremely accurate.• Numerical skills.• Excellent communication skills.• Good organizational and interpersonal skills.• Must be a self-starter and able to work well independently.
Role Responsibilities• Auditing, preparing, and processing Invoices.• Raising and processing credit notes.• Data entry and maintenance of operating system (SAGE).• Processing payments.• Credit Control (preparing statements and contacting customers for payments).• Bank reconciliation.• Working with the Sales team regarding client accounts.• General administration.• Assisting the Operations Director as needed.
CompanyOffering warehousing equipment and materials handling solutions since 1991, our client continues to remain at the forefront of this industry. Their team of trained professionals is synonymous with quality and reliability; enabling a growing number of customers to receive a service which addresses their specific needs.
Why should you apply?• To join a fantastic company.• To become part of a great team.• To showcase your knowledge and skill set.If you’re the ideal candidate our client is looking for, please send your CV to ku.oc.tramoL%40akiraM

5. Opora Business Grants to Ukrainian refugee-led businesses


We believe supporting Ukrainian entrepreneurs is one of the best ways to facilitate sustainable, long-term ways of rebuilding Ukrainian lives in the UK, multiplying impact through further job-creation and contributing to the local economy.Opora will offer start-up business grants up to the value of £5,000 each. The business grant will be offered in combination with business support and ongoing advisory, to also facilitate successful deployment of the grant for maximum impact.Opora will offer start-up business grants up to the value of £5,000 each.The business grant will be offered in combination with business support and ongoing advisory, to also facilitate successful deployment of the grant for maximum impact.
The initial business support will include but will not be limited to any or all of the following:● Information and guidance on business structuring / entity formation● Business bank accounts●  Information about entity management requirement (companies house and HMRC statutory and tax filings)●  Recommendations on accounting software providers and accountants to fulfil ongoing requirements● Business planning including further pitch books and presentations● Budgeting, cash flow forecasting● Branding and marketing including social media● Capital deployment, operationalisation● Recruitment, employment, contracting●  The ongoing advisory will include but will not be limited to:● Board advisory● Financial reporting and business management support● Strategy setting and execution● Introductions leveraging the Opora network to appropriate contacts to facilitate business expansion, growth and compliance● Business scaling and expansion management● For the avoidance of doubt, Opora will not provide any tax, legal or investment advice, but will signpost entrepreneurs and directors as grantees to appropriate resources and guidance as well as make introductions leveraging the Opora network to specialist qualified and licensed advisors in these matters, where appropriate.

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