The Access to Justice Foundation was set up by the legal profession. We are the only national charity solely focused on funding and supporting access to justice. The Foundation give grants to advice agencies across the country that provide legal advice on a range of issues.
To increase funding for the advice and pro bono sectors to ensure we meet the needs of our beneficiaries, to include local and regional fundraising.
To build on the effectiveness of grant making to both local and national organisations within the sector.
To support the sector by providing leadership and encouraging collaboration.
We raise funds and distribute them to advice agencies who can make the most difference to the lives of vulnerable people.
We fund Law Centres, local citizens’ advice, independent advice agencies, pro bono projects and national charities, which help to facilitate access to justice.
We work in partnership with other funders, networks, infrastructure bodies and frontline agencies. We aim to champion the use of the law as a tool for social change.
The organisations we support work tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in society. Some examples of the work we fund include:-
Over the past ten years we have made over 500 grants worth over £20m, providing advice to tens of thousands of people.
The Foundation’s most recent grants round had 100 applications, out of which we will only be able to support around 10% due to the funds that are available.
Analysis shows up to a million people live in areas with no legal aid provision for housing, with a further 15 million in areas with one provider.