Welcome to the Strategic Legal Fund, a unique source of grants for legal work that can make a significant difference to vulnerable young migrants in the UK.

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The fund

**The current phase of the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants closes on 31 March 2017 and no further applications can now be made. The Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) will be hosting a further phase of the Fund from Summer 2017. The first round of funding is likely to be Autumn 2017.

ILPA has launched a recruitment process for a project manager and a finance assistant for the strategic legal fund. More information can be fund here:
Strategic Legal Fund - Project Manager
Strategic Legal Fund - Finance Assistant

The closing date and time for applications is 9am on Monday the 15th May 2017**

The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants (SLF) is a fund to support legal work that goes beyond securing justice for an individual and makes a significant contribution to law, practice and procedures to uphold and promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young people more generally.

The SLF aims to tackle injustices and inconsistencies in law and practice that disadvantage or discriminate against vulnerable young migrants as a result of their migration status. We do this by making grants to organisations to:

  • undertake pre-litigation research, or
  • make third party interventions to ensure that the key legal points are made in existing cases.

The SLF is an initiative of Trust for London, delivered in partnership with Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and MigrationWork CIC.


If you have any queries about the Strategic Legal Fund, please contact Rachael Takens-Milne at Trust for London: or 020 7606 6145.

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