Applicants notified: w/c 3 October 2016
Requests for funding will be considered from organisations and projects which widen the availability of access to justice for the most vulnerable people, and in particular families and individuals living in poverty throughout Scotland.
The priorities for this grants round are:
- Provision of free legal advice services to those most in need within Scotland.
- Provision of funding where none exists or to supplement existing funding. Projects for which the trustees feel Scottish Legal Aid Board funding is suitable will not be supported.
- Free legal advice provision where the service is at risk.
- One off capital support to increase the capacity of an agency to deliver its service.
The following key criteria will also be considered:
- Provision of free representation at court or tribunal.
- Effective use of existing and future resources.
- The involvement of multiple delivery partners.
- The use of pro bono lawyers.
In deciding what to fund the Trustees will consider the degree of need and the degree of benefit. Applications will generally be accepted for funds in the region of £500 to £1,000.
To apply, please complete the application form and send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to The Access to Justice Foundation, The National Pro Bono Centre, 48-49 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JF (DX 115 Chancery Lane) by midnight on 6 September 2016.
Please send any queries to email@example.com or call 0207 092 3973.
NOTE: This grants round is being run by the Access to Justice Foundation to distribute funds raised in Scotland. Applications will be considered by a sub-committee based in Scotland, which will make recommendations for consideration by the Board of the Access to Justice Foundation.