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23 November 2020

In the spotlight: Chris at Unlock

Jannat Hossain
In the spotlight profiles some of the people behind our grants. In this blog, we spoke to Christopher Stacey, co-director of Unlock, which amplifies the voices of people with convictions to help them rebuild their lives.
Strengthening Civil Society
16 November 2020

In the spotlight: Joeli at Pregnant then Screwed

Jannat Hossain
In the spotlight profiles the people behind the grants. For this blog, we spoke to Joeli Brearley at Pregnant then Screwed, a charity she founded to tackle the motherhood penalty.
Strengthening Civil Society
2 November 2020

In the spotlight: Jen at JustRight

Jannat Hossain
In the spotlight shines a light on the work of some of our grantees, profiling the people behind the grant. First up, our Programmes Officer spoke to human rights lawyer, Jen Ang, partner at JustRight Scotland about all aspects of her work.
Strengthening Civil Society
26 October 2020

Legal action in a pandemic: four stories

Harriet Lowe
How are legal organisations supporting people during the pandemic? Last week, Foxglove, JustRight Scotland, Public Interest Law Centre and COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice told us about their work this year.
Strengthening Civil Society
3 July 2020

Applying for COVID-19 legal action funding? Seven things to know

Jannat Hossain
Tips for applying to the COVID-19 legal action fund which supports charities to use legal action to help protect communities worst affected by the pandemic.
Strengthening Civil Society
27 April 2020

The Strengthening Civil Society programme – our current and future funding priorities

David Sampson
The Foundation's Deputy Director sets out the next priorities for the Strengthening Civil Society programme which supports the use of the law by civil society to create social change.
Strengthening Civil Society
14 January 2020

Getting the law habit: Transforming Lives

Chloe Hardy, Sheila McKechnie Foundation
Chloe offers reflections from a campaigning perspective on our new publication: Transforming Lives through Law - a collection of civil society organisations using legal tactics to make change.
Strengthening Civil Society
10 January 2020

Five things to know about our new implementation fund

Jannat Hossain
Tips for applying to our new 'Implementing Successful Litigation Fund' which we've set up to support organisations to get successful decisions implemented in policy and practice.
Strengthening Civil Society
19 June 2019

Rethinking our legal education for frontline care workers: Mencap

Kari Gerstheimer
Kari Gerstheimer, Head of Information and Advice at Mencap, explains how redesigning their legal education training for care workers has led to an increase in managers referring cases to them for legal advice.
Strengthening Civil Society
15 May 2019

Janet Morrison: Strategic litigation can be a useful tool

Janet Morrison
The Foundation's Chair draws out her lessons for campaigners from the challenge to the PIP regulations led by the Public Law Project and other charities
Strengthening Civil Society