Aims/priorities: The Fund supports legal work to promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young adults. The grants are for strategic legal work where the impact is likely to go beyond an individual case, and result in changes to law, policy and practice that benefit a wider group of people.
The SLF funds strategic legal work in any area of law where vulnerable young migrants experience disadvantage or discrimination as a result of migration status.
The SLF defines vulnerable young migrants as follows:
- Migrants or the children of migrants.
- Who are under 25 years.
- Who are living in poverty.
- Who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents') migration status.
Who can apply? Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that provide specialist level legal advice to vulnerable young migrants, and firms of solicitors that provide specialist level legal advice to vulnerable young migrants.
Grant amount: The maximum grant available is £30,000, though groups are encouraged to apply for lesser amounts. The average grant size is around £12,000.
Application process: Guidelines and an application form can be found on the ILPA website.
Deadline: The next application deadlines are:
- 5pm on 20 October 2020
- 5pm on 24 November 2020
Contact information: Telephone 0207 251 8383 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: strategiclegalfund.org.uk