Become a grant partner

A core part of Justice Together will be the organisations that we fund, with whom we will work to achieve shared goals. To reflect our approach, we use the term ‘grant partner’. 

See the our funding updates page for up to date information on our grants round.

Partnership application process

The initiative is guided by our values and intends to be open and transparent with applicants and grant partners, striving to make the grants process as straightforward as possible.


General criteria

We particularly welcome applications that demonstrate some of the following: 

  • Work that is led by and/or informed by people with lived experience of the immigration system, which is properly resourced, equitable and inclusive. We define ‘lived experience’ as: having direct personal experience of the immigration system or having insecure status in the UK or an equivalent system. Please read more about how we measure this in our grants round here. We also encourage funding applications from migrant-led organisations.
  • Recruitment processes that encourage candidates with lived experience to apply to posts funded by the initiative is also welcomed.
  • Anti-racism embedded in the organisation and the work. As anti-racism is very important to Justice Together, the Grants Committee will review organisations’ approach to anti-racism in terms of their external work and internal structures and processes, noting that people are at different places on this journey. We define anti-racism as:
    • “an active and conscious effort to work against multidimensional aspects of racism.”Robert J. Patterson, professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University.
  • Partnership applications.
  • Plans for sharing knowledge, learning and evidence to support and inform the wider immigration sector.
  • Links between frontline advice and influencing work (locally or nationally).
  • The skills and knowledge to undertake the proposed work including expertise by experience.

Detailed criteria of what we will fund are on the advice and influencing pages:

Influencing grant partners

Funding is available for local and national influencing work on access to justice in immigration.

Advice grant partners

Funding is available to increase capacity and/or co-ordination in specialist immigration advice.