Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett has pledged to offer his home to a Ukrainian family who fled the war.
The 29-year-old entrepreneur and author said he had applied to the government grant program and hoped to accommodate refugees in the spare bedroom of his home.
As part of the scheme, members of the public must provide accommodation for a minimum of six months and receive an optional tax-free monthly payment of £350.
Bartlett, the founder and former CEO of social media marketing agency The Social Chain, said he will donate the money to the Disasters Emergency Committee, which operates in Ukraine.
He said on Twitter: “I have a vacancy in my house here in London so I signed up to offer it to a Ukrainian family.
“The monthly fee of £350 to house a refugee family will be donated to @decappeal who @DeborahMeaden recommended for their ongoing work in Ukraine.”
Bartlett urged his followers to join him in applying for the program and shared a link.
I want to sponsor
Ukrainian families in my house. You would be safe and taken care of. MANY PEOPLE IN MY POSITION NEED TO PLACE THEM
HOPE SOMEONE LIKE ME
TO CARE ABOUT US.
— Cher (@cher) March 18, 2022
He is the latest famous name, after Cher and Benedict Cumberbatch, to express an interest in housing Ukrainians who fled their country after the Russian invasion.
Bartlett founded The Social Chain from his Manchester bedroom.
The college dropout built the companies The Social Chain and Media Chain and took his company public at the age of 27.
He left the company after six years to pursue other investment opportunities.
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