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

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The Court of Appeal recently ruled that the Home Office's policy on deciding the age of young people seeking asylum...

The fund

The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants (SLF) is a fund to support legal work in the UK 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.

Watch this video by SLF grantee Just for Kids Law on how to using strategic litigation as a tool for social change

The SLF is an initiative delivered by The Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) in partnership with Trust for London, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Enquiries

If you have any queries about the Strategic Legal Fund, please contact Bella Kosmala at ILPA: bella.kosmala@ilpa.org.uk or 0207 251 8383.

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