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18 September 2018

Call for expressions of interest: expert legal organisations

We are pleased to announce the start of a new funding round for our Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme.
Strengthening the Voluntary Sector

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for our Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme.

This programme supports effective use of the law and human rights based approaches by the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom. It is a collaboration with the Legal Education Foundation and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

This call is intended for civil society organisations with specific and demonstrable legal expertise in tackling discrimination and disadvantage.

Successful organisations will receive very flexible project funding to tackle an identified issue, with the expectation that the project will use a collaborative approach that roots appropriate legal action in a broad campaign for social change. Grants of up to £100,000 will be available for projects lasting for approximately three years. We expect to award seven grants.

To apply

Organisations should first submit an expression of interest. These should be submitted through our online applications portal.

Full details of how to apply are available in our Funding guidelines.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 9am on 5 November 2018

Successful organisations at this stage will be invited to submit a full application.

Useful documents

Funding guidelines

Framework for effective use of the law by voluntary sector organisations

Effective use of the law and human rights by the voluntary sector

Grants awarded previously