2024 June Justice and Innovation Group

2024 June Justice and Innovation Group Open to anyone with an interest, JIG is a space for people who use innovation and technology to increase access to justice to exchange knowledge and ideas, find out about other developments and current activities, troubleshoot challenges, and seek partnership opportunities. The June meeting of the Justice and Innovation […]

Welcoming our new Chair, Gavin Mansfield KC

Welcoming our new Chair, Gavin Mansfield KC We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Mansfield KC as our new Chair. Gavin was appointed as the Bar Council’s nominee to the Access to Justice Foundation trustee board in 2021 and replaces Dame Maura McGowan DBE as Chair. He is Head of Littleton Chambers where he […]

Building the infrastructure for a fair, accessible justice system

Building the infrastructure for a fair, accessible justice system We are delighted to be able to support an exciting new initiative, led by JUSTICE, to explore options for harnessing data and evidence to improve justice policy and practice. Putting in place the data and evidence infrastructure to support a fair, accessible justice system is an […]

Five Year Core Funding Programme Launched

Five Year Core Funding Programme Launched We’re pleased to announce the launch of Round 1 of the Improving Lives Through Advice (ILTA) grant programme which will provide 5-year core funding to 42 frontline legal advice charities based across England. We are very excited to have an exceptional cohort of funded organisations and are looking forward […]

Changes to our Trustee Board at the Access to Justice Foundation

Changes to our Trustee Board We are currently reviewing our strategy and deciding how to make the best use of our limited funds to improve access to justice. It has become clear, as we consider a range of options, that some of the routes by which we could seek to achieve our mission would, if […]

Thinking differently about funding social welfare legal advice

Thinking differently about funding social welfare legal advice As a UK wide funder solely focused on improving access to justice, we have a keen interest in the exploration and development of additional funding models. Since 2008 we have been raising funds to enable more people to resolve their social welfare legal problems. Since then we […]

Initial findings from applications to the ILTA Programme

Initial findings from applications to the ILTA Programme Applications for grants under Round 1 of the Improving Lives Through Advice programme closed on 17 November 2023. We analysed the information applicants shared with us at both the Expression of Interest and the full application stages, both in order to inform our approach to the second […]

Supporting our fundraising events in 2024

Reflecting on 2023 The Access to Justice Foundation has coordinated a series of legal walks around the country for many years. They are an opportunity for the legal community to come together in order to raise money for the advice sector in their local area. We are so grateful to our committed team of Walk […]

Round 2 of ILTA grants round now open for expressions of interest

The Expression of Interest (EOI) stage of Round 2 of the Improving Lives Through Advice (ILTA) grants programme is now open and will close on 15th January 2024 at 4pm. This is a new five-year core-costs funding programme designed to increase access to advice for marginalised people and communities across England. It is supported by […]

Legal Support for Litigants in Person grants programme report

The Legal Support for Litigants in Person grants programme report which was published last week demonstrates the pivotal impact of early intervention on people, places, and communities most in need. 95% of users accessing support through grantee organisations found suitable assistance, developing a deeper understanding of their problems and potential legal remedies. This intervention not […]