The Justice Together is pleased to launch the Local Influencing Grants.
- A just and equitable legal advice system is developed
- Legal advice organisations are sustainable, networked and representative of the communities they serve.
- People have access to just, timely and high-quality legal advice and support.
- Justice Together anticipate making grants in the range of £75,000 – £90,000 for individual applications and £90,000 – £150,000 for multiple organisation partnerships/collaborations, for an initial 3-year grant period.
Justice Together will Fund
- Increased influencing capacity including through staffing costs, consultancy, volunteer expenses and direct costs.
- Proposals from organisations led and/or informed by people with lived experience of the immigration system.
- Approaches that build solidarity, work together to understand systemic issues and come together to raise the voices of those with lived experience.
- Development and testing of new approaches to influencing with particular focus on community and movement lawyering models that build power and develop leadership of those with lived experience of the immigration system.
- Local co-ordination across different approaches to influence and/or with advice providers. They would like to support new structures as well as strengthening existing co-ordination.
- Where activities meet the Justice Together goals flexible core-type funding will be considered.
- They can only fund work that is charitable, but applicants do not need to be registered charities.
- Work that is led by and/or informed by people with lived experience of the immigration system, which is properly resourced, equitable and inclusive. They encourage funding applications from migrant-led organisations.
- Recruitment processes that encourage candidates with lived experience to apply to posts funded by the initiative.
- Anti-racism embedded in the organisation and the work. As anti-racism is very important to Justice Together, the Grants Committee will review organisations’ approach to anti-racism in terms of their external work and internal structures and processes.
- Partnership applications.
- Plans for sharing knowledge, learning and evidence to support and inform the wider immigration sector.
- Links between frontline advice and influencing work (locally or nationally).
- The skills and knowledge to undertake the proposed work including expertise by experience.
For more information, visit https://justice-together.org.uk/become-a-grant-partner/influencing-grants/local-influencing-grants/