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10 March 2020

Three new grants awarded for work to implement successful litigation

London Gypsies and Travellers, Medical Justice and the Family Rights Group have all received funding for work to ensure the implementation in policy and practice of successful litigation they've been involved in.
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These new grants are awarded under our new pilot fund called ‘Implementing Successful Litigation‘. The fund was set up in recognition of the reality that change is rarely changed in the court room alone, and is open to organisations who have been involved in a piece of successful litigation and want to continue to work on ensuring that the decision is translated into change for people on the ground.

London Gypsies and Travellers (LGT) after a victory in the Court of Appeal
In early 2020, the London Borough of Bromley lost its appeal against the High Court’s decision to refuse their application for an injunction banning Gypsies and Travellers from stopping in the Borough. The grant will support LGT’s ongoing work to ensure councils in London comply with this ruling.

Medical Justice after successful litigation on the identification of torture survivors in immigration detention
Medical Justice succeeded in two challenges against the Home Office. This grant will enable them to monitor how the Home Office now implements the Adults At Risk policy and raise awareness about failures to support victims of torture.

Family Rights Group after legal action on voluntary arrangements for children in care
Family Rights Group intervened in a Supreme Court case against the London Borough of Hackney in a bid to receive clarity on whether section 20 of the Children Act, which allows social services to make arrangements for a child without a court order, is being correctly used. This grant will enable FRG to use the case outcomes to influence national policy and support affected families.

There are further deadlines for this fund later in 2020 … 9 am on Wednesday 20 May 2020 and 9 am on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

And some tips on applying here.