Latest grants by the Strategic Legal Fund
The Strategic Legal Fund has recently awarded three grants.
Based on a scoping report evidencing the need, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit been awarded £14,237 to attempt to resolve the legal situation for young people assessed as over 18 and moved between local authorities. The proposal seeks funding for policy work for improved guidance and for pre-litigation work.
Migrants Organise and Public Law Project been awarded £8,222 to look into bringing a legal challenge to the stringent bail conditions, particularly around reporting, imposed on minors and disabled young adults pursuant the 2016 Immigration Act. These are imposed despite Equality Act and safeguarding issues, including on people who lack mental capacity or are unfit for interview.
Coram CCLC has been awarded £1,817 in additional funding for the travel costs and preparation of their intervention in the case of SM v UK c129/18 at the hearing of the Grand Chamber in CJEU. The case concerns the Kefalah fostering system, the Islamic equivalent to adoption, which currently is not recognised as an adoption under UK law.