Strategic Legal Fund Offer Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants

5th June 2018

Managed by the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association, the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) offers funding to support legal work in the UK that goes beyond securing justice for an individual and makes a significant contribution to law, practice and procedures to uphold and promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young people more generally.

The Fund provides grants of up to £30,000, although the average grant is £12,000, to fund pre-litigation research and third party intervention that are likely to benefit vulnerable young migrants, defined as:

  • Migrants or the children of migrants.
  • Who are under 25 years.
  • Who are living in poverty.
  • Who face significant disadvantage or discrimination in connection with their (or their parents’) migration status.

The SLF funds strategic legal work in any area of law where vulnerable young migrants experience disadvantage or discrimination as a result of migration status. This includes (but is not restricted to) potential cases in the areas of:

  • Immigration
  • Asylum and asylum support
  • Human rights
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Welfare benefits
  • Discrimination
  • Access to justice
  • Community care

SLF does not usually fund work involving issues of criminal or family law unless they also involve one of the above issues.

Please note that the SLF ONLY funds research that is tied to the possible future taking of legal cases. It does not fund general research or campaigning work.

The next deadlines for application are 6 July 2018 and 7 September 2018.

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