Grants Awarded (2013-2019)

Grants Awarded (2013-2019)

Between 2013 and 2019 we granted over £22million to more than 170 organisations supporting nearly 400 different projects throughout the UK. From supporting training for barristers working with vulnerable witnesses to helping women who are pregnant to understand their maternity rights at work, the aim was to find effective projects that could change people’s understanding of and access to our legal system.

Information about the projects funded can be viewed by selecting from the menu on the left. Grants can be selected by foundation objective, theme, tool, grantee or date of award. Alternatively you can use the search function to find grantees and grants of interest.

The Foundation supported all areas of legal education where this advanced the following objectives:

  1. To increase public understanding of the law and the capability to use it.
  2. To advance high quality thinking, training and practice in legal education and legal services so as to ensure legal needs are met.
  3. To increase access to employment in the legal profession and, in particular, to advance social mobility and diversity.

Over the course of our work between 2015 and 2019, we identified a series of areas of focused interest or themes:

  1. To explore the implications of the vote for Brexit for the areas covered by our strategic objectives.
  2. To develop the role of social welfare legal advice needs in health settings through legal education with health professionals and development of models to expand the provision of services.
  3. To influence the development and operation of the online court in a manner that maximises the ability of individuals to secure just outcomes in relation to their rights and protections.

In addition to funding direct legal education activities relating to the above, we also recognised that supporting activities under the following approaches or tools could make particular contributions to achieving our aims:

  1. To develop a robust evidence base of needs in each of the areas above and of effective ways of meeting these needs.
  2. To understand the role that technology can play in achieving each of these objectives.
  3. Work on law reform, policy and regulation to create a supportive environment for the delivery of these objectives.
  4. Communications activity to disseminate learning and to create a supportive environment for the delivery of these objectives.

Lessons from this activity are summarised on the Learning from our First Strategic Plan page.

Further details of the Foundation’s objectives for 2020 to 2025 can be found on the Our Strategy 2020-2025 page.

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