The Community Justice Fund is a joint initiative to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations cope with the immediate and unprecedented pressure caused by COVID-19 pandemic and lay the foundations for the sector’s longer-term renewal.
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. In 2020 the Community Justice Fund distributed £11.6m to 179 organisations across the UK. The funding went to organisations which support people to resolve problems with their income, housing, employment, immigration and access to health or social care, and education.
The Wave Two funding round is open by invitation only to the 179 organisations previously funded through Wave One of the Community Justice Fund. The deadline to submit applications is 17th May at 5pm.
For further information and application criteria, visit: communityjusticefund.org.uk/wave-two/
We believe everyone should have access to justice, yet two thirds of the UK population don’t know how to get legal advice and there are still 14 million people who live in poverty and can’t afford it. A lack of access to justice leads to issues of poverty, homelessness, ill health, unemployment, broken households, and many other social and personal difficulties.
Pro bono costs provide vital funding for free legal help. Before 2008, legal costs could not be awarded in cases where the winning party was represented for free. Section 194 of the Legal Services Act 2008 changed this.
Our events raise important funds that support legal advice agencies across the UK.
Whether walking, running, cycling or baking (or perhaps just eating?) cakes is your thing we have an event for everyone.
We want our supporters to have fun whilst raising much needed funds for free legal advice agencies and it is a great way of meeting new contacts too!
Show off your baking skills along with your staff, clients, students, friends or family. Flavoursome fundraising ideas include bake sales and competitions.
Give your brain a stretch and take part in this nationwide quiz as part of National Pro Bono Week. We supply the questions (not law specific) and you organise the quiz in your local pub, office or just at home!
We need your help to raise vital funds for free legal advice charities who support vulnerable people throughout the UK with our fun, virtual fundraising challenge: Go the Extra Mile for Justice.
In place of our 2020 regional legal walks (outside London and the South East), we’re asking as many of you as possible to take up your own sponsored fundraising challenge to raise £10 per mile for free legal advice services in your region.
It doesn’t matter if you are running, skipping, cycling, walking, or even hopping dressed as a kangaroo, sign up today!
Together our target is to complete 20,000 miles by the end of 2020.
Join us this summer and autumn for the 2021 regional Legal Walks! Our 5-10K fundraising walks are a fun way to raise funds for free legal advice services in your local region. Walks are taking place in towns and cities in the UK from 21st June – 21st October 2021 and registration is open to anyone passionate about access to justice.
Our Go the Extra Mile for Justice challenge is open for anyone who wants to take on their own fundraising challenge to raise money for the Foundation. From an ultra-marathon to a 3 mile walk, Go the Extra Mile for Justice is a great way to take on a challenge tailored to you, whilst raising vital funds for access to justice services.
Support access to justice whilst indulging your sweet tooth with the Great Legal Bake, returning from 1 – 5 November 2021. Whether you’re into cakes, brownies, muffins, croissants, or if you prefer your pastry on the savoury side, this crowd-pleasing event has something for everyone and is a fantastic way to raise some much needed dough for access to justice.
Let’s get Quizzical with the Great Legal Quiz! One of our highlights of the year, the Great Legal Quiz sees legal brains across the country battle it out to be named the top legal quiz team of the year! We provide the questions (non-legal just like a normal pub quiz), just assign a host and get your friends, families and colleagues involved for a night of fun-filled trivia!
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21 June – 21 October 2021 Over 400 teams have already signed up to take part in Legal Walks this year. The events will raise