The Strategic Legal Fund is testing a new model of funding strategic legal action to benefit vulnerable people.
An independent evaluation, undertaken by On the Tin, was conducted over the last six months of 2014. Covering the period from its launch in October 2011 until July 2014, the evaluation reported that the SLF had achieved concrete results in terms of legal judgements and policy change, and for individual clients and funded organisations.
An earlier external evaluation of the 2011-12 pilot was undertaken by independent consultancy, Firetail in summer 2012. It found strong endorsement for the continuation of the SLF and particular support for the innovative role of the Expert Panel.