The Access to Justice Foundation is pleased to announce grants have been awarded to the following organisations through its autumn 2019 regional grants round. All grants are unrestricted and are to support grantees increase their reach.
Citizens Advice Barnet
Offers free, impartial and specialist legal advice to those who live or work in the London Borough of Barnet across a range of legal specialisms. They will use this grant to boost staff capacity and improve organisational reliance through specialist training in welfare benefits, immigration and employment law.
The You Trust
Provides a range of specialist advice and holistic services. They will use this grant to develop specialist debt, housing and welfare benefits advice within the social prescribing team in Portsmouth and also working with local domestic abuse services to provide specialist advice to women in refuges.
Suffolk Law Centre
Aims to empower the people of Suffolk to understand and assert their legal rights. They will use the funding to develop a mobile specialist triage advice service, to reach rural communities not currently able to access legal advices services.
Citizens Advice Devon
A consortium of seven local Citizens Advice covering the county of Devon. They will use the funding to further develop partnerships which will improve the availability of specialist social welfare law legal advice in the county.
Citizens Advice Central Dorset and Dorset Race Equality Council
Partnership funding to improve the availability of specialist discrimination advice and employment advice across the county of Dorset, including improving access into rural communities through video conferencing and the development of pro bono initiatives.
Speakeasy Law Centre
Provides specialist legal advice to lift people out of poverty in Cardiff and surrounding areas. The funding will support the funding of the senior staff costs in order to develop services across Wales, to include strategic and operational partnership working.