- Young unaccompanied asylum seekers in the camps in Calais reunited with their families in the UK
- Child Refugee wins the right to be re-united with their parents
- Successful challenge in the Supreme Court to the ban on students loans for migrants who are lawfully present in the UK
- Legal Aid Lawyer of the year awards for SLF grantees and expert panel member
- Successful challenge to the lawfulness of the Detained Fast Track
SLF extended for 2 more years
We are delighted to announce that the Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants will continue for two further years from January 2015.
The project will continue to be hosted by Trust for London, making grants jointly funded with Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. In addition, we are really pleased that Unbound Philanthropy has joined us as a partner and is part-funding the running costs of the SLF. The day-to-day management of the SLF will continue to be undertaken by MigrationWork. We will continue to be advised by the Expert Panel.
Small one-off grants are available to NGOs and private law firms for pre-litigation research and third party interventions, which uphold the rights of migrant children and young people in the UK. A total of £360,000 is available for grants, with a maximum of £30,000 per project.
In the new phase, the SLF is particularly keen to encourage applications from organisations based outside London, including in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Whilst the lead applicant needs to include a lawyer, the SLF especially welcomes partnerships with non-legal charities and community groups working with young migrants.
Please do contact the Project Manager to discuss a potential application.
For the next phase of the SLF, applications will be made online. The online application form will be available here from 5 January 2015.