Justice Together launches strategy and grant rounds

Published: 8 December 2020 
Woman wearing a red stripe shirt and a wearing a red and grey floral hijab. She sits smiling at her son who is standing wearing a light blue button down shirt and faces the camera. They're both sitting in front of a window overlooking a cityscape.
Justice Together. Photo credit: Alice Mutasa

Justice Together has announced their first grant rounds designed to deliver on an ambitious strategy to transform access to justice in the UK immigration system, published today.

A unique collaboration by independent funders, Justice Together will ensure people who use the immigration system can access justice fairly and equally. Through grant-making and collaboration, the initiative will connect lived experience, frontline advice and influencing strategies to create lasting change.

We are delighted to invite applications for funding to partner with us in this vital work,” said Laura Redman who is heading up the initiative.

There are many amazing people pushing for access to justice in the UK immigration system but the challenges their organisations face are huge. Working through this initiative, funders will be a partner for the long-term, pooling new resources to increase impact and help to create lasting change.”

Applications are invited to support advice provision in the North East, North West and in Scotland. Grants are also available for influencing work focused on change at local and national levels.

Justice Together, which was founded in early 2020 with £9 million of investment, has also announced an exciting and skilled group of committee members and advisors. Dami Makinde, a member of the grants committee and leading social justice campaigner said:

I hope that the Justice Together Initiative will be transformational by helping to bridge the existing gap in safe and legal immigration advice. As someone who was undocumented for numerous years, my desire is that more people will be helped quickly and appropriately so that can begin to look towards a brighter future.”