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 most recent phase of the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants closed 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 is currently recruiting to the role of Strategic Legal Fund Project Manager. More information can be found on the ILPA website - here

To apply please submit your CV and a supporting personal statement to no later than 9am on Tuesday 27th June 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 delivered in partnership with Trust for London, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


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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