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4 March 2021

The power of collaboration in helping families through crisis: North East Law Centre

Lisa Vanhala and Jacqui Kinghan
Sometimes the law isn't enough! North East Law Centre's Families Through Crisis works with community partners to support families holistically to solve other practical issues such as access to foodbanks and healthcare services.
Strengthening Civil Society
15 February 2021

The power of Freedom of Information requests: National AIDS Trust

Lisa Vanhala and Jacqui Kinghan
National AIDS Trust (NAT) used Freedom of Information requests to uncover the extent of unlawful pre-employment health questionnaires in London's social care sector and worked with providers and regulators to change practices.
Strengthening Civil Society
15 December 2020

Strengthening Civil Society: a year in review

Jannat Hossain
As we bid farewell to 2020 with the hope that next year will be better for all of us, we take a look back at our work over the past year to support civil society to use the law to achieve change.
Strengthening Civil Society
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