Aims/priorities: The Community Justice Fund has been formed by a partnership of key representative umbrella bodies & a group of independent funders to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations to cope with the immediate impact of COVID-19 epidemic & lay the foundations for longer term renewal. The Fund is made up of contributions from a range of sources, including the government, and it’s envisaged that funding will be awarded in 2 waves. The first wave, which is now open and will run for 6 months.
Who can apply? Registered with the Charity Commission and working in the UK;
AND able to demonstrate a track record of delivering legal advice in one or more of the following areas of law: asylum, community care, debt, disability, discrimination, education, employment, housing, immigration, mental health, public and administrative law and welfare benefits;
AND able to demonstrate a track record in delivering advice at specialist level including carrying out end-to-end casework for clients, carrying out representation in a court or tribunal and/or holding legal aid contracts
We are not able to support generalist advice agencies, private sector legal aid practices or individuals.
Grant amount: £25,000 - £75,000
Application process: Applications can be downloaded from their website
Deadline: No deadline specified
Website address: www.communityjusticefund.org.uk