The Access to Justice Foundation – local grants round now open

The Access to Justice Foundation seeks to improve justice for society’s most vulnerable. It does this by raising funds and distributing them to organisations that support those who need legal help but are unable to afford it. Receiving legal help in this way makes an enormous difference to people’s lives, helping to reduce debt, poverty and suffering.

The Foundation holds two grants rounds each year – one national and one local. The local round for 2018 round has just opened and seeks to help local organisations ensure continued local or regional provision of services or assist with setting up new services.

For this round, the trustees are particularly focused on:

• The continuation of local or regional provision of free legal advice services

• Helping the most vulnerable people, and especially families and individuals living in poverty

• Engagement in and involvement with existing local advice communities

• Value for money and effective use of resources.


They will consider requests for funding from organisations and projects offering services in England & Wales or Scotland which provide free legal advice and representation at court or tribunal, including on the day of a hearing. (Please note that the criteria for organisations based in England and Wales are slightly different to the criteria for those based in Scotland).

For details of the grant criteria and an application form, click here

The deadline for applications is midnight, 12 September 2018.




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