Latest grants from the Strategic Legal Fund

Since ILPA re-launched the Strategic Legal Fund in the autumn of 2017 it has run two funding rounds. The applications submitted to date showcase a great need for funding strategic legal work in an increasingly hostile environment for migrant families in the UK.

Take a look below to see the work we are funding:

The AIRE Centre was awarded funds to intervene in the CJEU case of Bajratari (reference from the Northern Irish Court of Appeal), which concerns the effect on the rights of Irish citizen Chen children in Northern Ireland of the refusal to recognise the parents' income.

The Asylum Support Appeals Project was awarded funding to complete their legal research with respect to the potential unlawfulness of the Home Office's approach to the statutory destitution test when deciding s95 applications.

Deighton Pierce Glynn was awarded funding to prepare an application to intervene in the Court of Appeal on behalf of Missing Children Europe, concerning whether the State owes a duty to protect potential victims of re-trafficking.

Funds were awarded for Just for Kids Law to intervene in the case of Against Borders for Children (ABC) v The Secretary of State for Education; a challenge being brought by Liberty to challenge the collection of nationality and country of birth data from children in the school census.

Medact and Maternity Action awarded funding for research and preparation for a joint intervention in a judicial review challenging the 2017 amendments to the NHS Overseas Visitors Charging Regulations 2015.

Funds were awarded Safe Passage and Simpson Millar to carry out pre-litigation research relating to the widespread failure of local authorities to provide adequate support to asylum-seeking children who have been transferred to the UK to be united with their family members under the Dublin III regulation.


If you have any queries about the Strategic Legal Fund, please contact or call 0207 251 8383.

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