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In May 2022, with Exeter City Council’s support, Devon Ukrainian Association (DUA) was formed to provide refugee support services and to operate Conversation Café for Ukraine. Established by Maketank Cultural Lab in March 2022, Conversation Café became a welcome hub for new arrivals, and a conversation space for people who expressed interest in hosting Ukrainian people or for those who are concerned with the Russian war on Ukraine. This project yielded a series of awareness and fund-raising projects and established significant partnerships with multiple city stakeholders, such as East Devon Council, University of Exeter, St. Sidwell Community Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter College, Four of Swords, Exeter Cathedral, Mint Church, Devon County Council and others. 

Exeter City Council was approached multiple times by other councils asking for consultation on how such a successful model of a rapid response to the crises can be replicated.  Activities of Conversation Café led by Devon Ukrainian Association CIC were covered by 7 BBC Radio Devon, 3 ITV spots and 3 BBC South West spots. In March 2024 this project won Exeter Living Award in the Civic Category.


Our missions is to build a thriving Ukrainian community in Devon by creating platforms where people meet, exchange and help each other.

We maintain a diligent focus on the needs of newly arrived people from Ukraine and on opportunities to amplify their voices concerning their wellbeing which inextricably linked to Ukraine's fight for freedom and independence.

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OUR events
  • Плануємо літо: батьківські збори у Zoom
    Плануємо літо: батьківські збори у Zoom
    Thu, 23 May
    Zoom зустріч
    23 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Zoom зустріч
    23 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:00
    Zoom зустріч
    Запрошуємо батьків дітей 5-14 років на збори, щоб обговорити плани на літо: літні табори та інші різноманітні активності, заходи, екскурсії.
  • June Exeter Multicultural Business Networking Event
    June Exeter Multicultural Business Networking Event
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, 19 Jun
    Foot Anstey
    19 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    Foot Anstey, Senate Court, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter EX1 1NT, UK
    19 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 15:00
    Foot Anstey, Senate Court, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter EX1 1NT, UK
    Multicultural Business Networking event, which will give people a chance to connect, exchange knowledge, promote their business and empower.


This effort is aimed at enabling junior students to not lose their cultural roots and enable senior students to work towards their Ukrainian school leavers’ exams, while integrating into the UK education system.

ENGLISH Programme

We collaborate with professional translators and interpreters to provide various level of support. We also organise English language classes for children, young people and adults

business hub

Supporting entrepreneurs and building a professional community, Ukrainian

Business Hub also aims to connect Ukrainians with potential employers and employees across Exeter and beyond.


We create events that focus on preservation and celebration of Ukrainian culture along with cultural adaptation and assimilation of British culture

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