Funders

The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants is funded by Trust for London, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy.

Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation tackling poverty and inequality in the capital. The Trust has a long history of funding work to overcome the additional barriers faced by migrants living in poverty in London. The SLF complements our main grants programme, in which specialist immigration advice is a priority. Trust for London provides part-funding for the SLF, contracts with MigrationWork CIC and makes decisions about the overall strategic direction of the Fund and on individual grant applications.

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK, aiming to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. The Foundation makes grants of £30 - £35 million annually towards a wide range of work within the arts, education and learning, the environment and social change. It also operates a £21 million Finance Fund which invests in organisations that aim to deliver both a financial return and a social benefit. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation provides part-funding for the SLF, and is part of the management group which oversees the operational delivery and strategic direction of the SLF.

Unbound Philanthropy is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to ensuring that migrants, refugees, and their families are treated with respect and dignity; are able to contribute fully in their new communities; and can ultimately thrive in a society that is comfortable with the diversity and opportunity that immigration brings. Unbound provides co-funding for the running costs of the SLF and is part of the management group which oversees the operational delivery and strategic direction of the SLF.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is a Quaker trust which seeks to transform the world by supporting people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice. It funds work to promote race equality, challenge discrimination, and advocate for the rights of migrants and refugees. It provides part-funding for the running costs of the SLF and is part of the management group.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. It aims to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life. In particular it is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged. It provides part-funding for the running costs of the SLF and is part of the management group.

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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