The Access to Justice Foundation, the London Legal Support Trust, and partners across the funding community have come together to support and fundraise for the Community Justice Fund. The Fund is a joint initiative to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations across the country to cope with the immediate impact of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
The legal advice sector has been under significant pressure in recent times. The COVID-19 outbreak threatens to destroy an already fragile sector. Many specialist advice agencies will close over the next 2 – 12 months unless the wider legal community steps in to help now!
The Access to Justice Foundation and the funding community have created a pot of matched funding of £200,000. This means that any donation you make will be doubled and will mean that more advice services and more staff will be able to continue running across the country.
Please give generously.
Account Number: 0001 8272
Sort code 40-52-40,
Account name: The Access to Justice Foundation
Reference: EAF20 (name of organisation)
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Dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 is a defining moment in work to bring about a more just and fair society. A group of independent funders working in partnership with key representative umbrella bodies, have formed an alliance for social justice to create the Community Justice Fund. This fund will support the key role that specialist social welfare legal advice agencies play in providing essential support to people and communities now and as we plan for life after the crisis.
The Community Justice Fund is a joint initiative between Advice UK, Law Centres Network and Citizens Advice and a group of independent funders (the AB Charitable Trust, Access to Justice Foundation, Indigo Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Legal Education Foundation and Therium Access). It is hosted by The Access to Justice Foundation.
The Fund is made up of contributions from a range of sources, including government. We have tried to develop a process which is as simple as possible, ensuring that applicants only have to apply once, and the partners to the fund will then work to ensure that your chances of funding are maximised through allocation to the most appropriate funding source.
We envisage the fund awarding grants in two waves. Wave one is now open.
For more information or to apply please visit the Community Foundation Fund.
If you would like to make a significant donation and would like further information about our the Emergency Appeal we would love to hear from you. Whether you want to contribute large donation and would like to know where it was going or you would like to give to our matched funding pot in the knowledge that your donation will help leverage donations from others across the legal community then please contact Greg Hodder, Head of Development, at email@example.com.