Introduction

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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Latest news

Successful challenge in the Supreme Court to the introduction of a Residence Test for legal aid

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As part of their work with young unaccompanied asylum seekers living in the camps in Calais, Islington Law Centre (ILC)...

The fund

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.

Enquiries

If you have any queries about the Strategic Legal Fund, please contact the Project Manager, Gerry Hickey, at SLF@migrationwork.org or on 07773767706.

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