New strategy and funding for access to justice in immigration
December 8, 2020
Justice Together has announced its first grant round, designed to deliver on an ambitious strategy, published today. Justice Together is an initiative of Justice Collaborations, a subsidiary of The Legal Education Foundation.
Justice Together will ensure people who use the immigration system can access justice fairly and equally, so that they can get on with their lives. Through grant-making and collaboration, the initiative will connect lived experience, front-line advice and influencing strategies to create lasting change.
“We are delighted to invite applications for funding to partner with us in this vital work”, said Laura Redman who is heading up the initiative.
“There are many amazing people pushing for access to justice in the UK immigration system but the challenges their organisations face are huge. Working through this initiative, funders will be a partner for the long-term, pooling new resources to increase impact and help to create lasting change.”
Applications are invited for advice grant partners in the North West and North East of England, and Scotland. Funds are also open for influencing grant partners focused on change at local and national levels. The deadline for the first round is 17 February 2021.
Justice Together, which was founded in early 2020 with £9million of investment from 11 funders including The Legal Education Foundation, has also announced an exciting and skilled group of committee members and advisors. Dami Makinde, a member of the grants committee and leading social justice campaigner said:
“I hope that the Justice Together Initiative will be transformational by helping to bridge the existing gap in immigration advice. As someone who was undocumented for numerous years, my desire is that more people will be helped quickly, securely, and appropriately so that they can begin to look towards a brighter future”.