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8 December 2020

Justice Together launches strategy and grant rounds

Justice Together, a collaborative fund to transform access to justice for people in the immigration system, launches its first grants rounds today.
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Justice Together has announced its first grant rounds designed to deliver on an ambitious strategy to transform access to justice in the UK immigration system, published today.

Justice Together will ensure people who use the immigration system can access justice fairly and equally, so that they can get on with their lives.

Through grant-making and collaboration, the initiative will connect lived experience, frontline advice and influencing strategies to create lasting change.

“We are delighted to invite applications for funding to partner with us in this vital work,” said Laura Redman who is heading up the initiative. “There are many amazing people pushing for access to justice in the UK immigration system but the challenges their organisations face are huge. Working through this initiative, funders will be a partner for the long-term, pooling new resources to increase impact and help to create lasting change.”

Applications are invited for advice grant partners in the North East and North West of England, and Scotland. Funds are also open for influencing grant partners focused on change at local and national levels.

Justice Together, which was founded in early 2020 with £9m of investment, has also announced an exciting and skilled group of committee members and advisors.

Dami Makinde, a member of the grants committee and leading social justice campaigner said: “I hope that the Justice Together Initiative will be transformational by helping to bridge the existing gap in safe and legal immigration advice. As someone who was undocumented for numerous years, my desire is that more people will be helped quickly and appropriately so that can begin to look towards a brighter future”.

Find out more about the funds here.

Founding funding partners of Justice Together are: Paul Hamlyn FoundationAB Charitable TrustBaring FoundationBarrow Cadbury TrustComic ReliefJoseph Rowntree Charitable TrustOak FoundationUnbound PhilanthropyTrust for London and Tudor Trust.