Download our Annual Report to learn more about the Access to Justice Foundation and our financial accounts
In 2020, in response to the risk and challenges facing specialist social welfare services, we worked closely with a network of advice funders to establish and host the Community Justice Fund (CJF), allowing services to access resources from multiple funds through a single access point.
Wave One of the CJF was delivered in partnership with Therium Access, AB Charitable Trust, Indigo Trust, The Legal Education Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the National Lottery Community Fund, and the Ministry of Justice. The CJF awarded £8.6m to 173 specialist organisations throughout the UK, with an additional £3m distributed in alignment by Law Centres Network.
The Legal Support for Litigants in Person Grant (LSLIP) launched in 2020, a two-year, £3.1m programme funded by the Ministry of Justice. LSLIP aims to increase the provision of services for litigants in person, focused on early intervention and service access.
We raise funds and distribute them to advice agencies which make an enormous difference to the lives of vulnerable people. We provide funding and support to organisations to help:
- Keep family breadwinners in employment through challenging unlawful discrimination;
- Prevent young families from being made homeless;
- Support disabled people to avoid poverty by achieving a basic level of income;
- Help victims of sexual violence and torture to rebuild their lives.
We fund Law Centres, local Citizens Advice, independent advice agencies, pro bono projects and national charities, all of which help to facilitate access to justice.
Find out more about our work and impact in our Annual Report.