News from the Access to Justice Foundation

National Advice Fund – Emergency Appeal

Emergency Advice Appeal launched to raise crucial funds for social welfare law charities LEGAL ADVICE SECTOR IS CLOSE TO BREAKING POINT WARN FUNDERS   The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing an already fragile free legal advice sector to breaking point, grant making charities supporting access to justice have warned.   Launching an Emergency Appeal today (Tuesday…

2020 Spring Legal Walks – Postponed due to Coronavirus Covid 19

After careful consideration and following government advice, the Legal Support Trusts and the Access to Justice Foundation have decided to postpone all of our spring Legal Walks to Autumn 2020.   The safety of our walkers, supporters and volunteers is paramount to us as well as maximising fundraising to financially support the beneficiaries of our…

Covid-19 | London Funders

Funder Statement on Covid 19, March 2020 We, along with a wider group of funders, recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time. We wish to be as helpful as possible…

We are recruiting new trustees

Trustee of the Access to Justice Foundation The Access to Justice Foundation is the only national charity solely focused on providing funding and support for access to legal advice and representation. We raise funds and distribute them strategically to those advice agencies that can make the most difference to the lives of vulnerable people. The Foundation…

Grants Manager. New vacancy.

  New Vacancy! We’re looking for a new Grants Manager.   The role – Grants Manager We are currently seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Grants Manager to play a key role in the Foundation’s grant making programme. Whilst the role is advertised as full time we also welcome requests for part time or flexible…

Grants Round Announcement

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…

Reaching Justice Wales grants round now open!

Reaching Justice Wales has opened a grants round to fund advice projects across Wales. If you are an advice agency looking for funding, please visit their website for more information. The deadline is Thursday 16th May 2019.

Sharing Solutions Conference – registration now open!

The Access to Justice Foundation, in partnership with Advice Services Alliance, LIP Network and Legal Voice, is organising the Sharing Solutions Conference – kindly hosted by Allen & Overy on 21st May 2019 This collaborative event, aimed at people working in the access to justice sector, will focus on showcasing and discussions solutions to the…

Pro Bono Week 2019

Pro Bono Week will take place from 4th to 8th November 2019, returning for its 18th year to its traditional timing of the first full week of November. The aim of the Week is to recognise and support the free legal help provided by volunteer lawyers, and in particular to: Encourage the legal profession and…

ATJF is recruiting!

The Access to Justice Foundation is looking for a new Head of Development to join our small busy team and enable us to increase the impact we have in this important sector. This senior role will focus on developing new and existing income streams for the Foundation, as well as having a key role in…

Justice Week is coming… it’s time to quiz!

In 2017 we had around 60 teams participating and raising thousands for local legal advice causes. While this is fantastic, this year we want to raise even more! Join us for the 2018 Great Legal Quiz on Thursday 1st November. ​As well as being a fantastic social event, taking part in the Great Legal Quiz…

Glasgow Legal Walk 1 October 2018

The Glasgow Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around Glasgow to raise money for local advice services. The need for free legal advice centres has grown in the past few years. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services, while funding for the advice centres themselves has reduced. Our fundraising target is £5,000.…