Frequently asked questions

Can I apply as an individual?

No, the initiative does not provide grants for individuals.

Where can I find the application guidance?

You can download the application guidance here.

I am interested in applying for both an advice and influencing grant, do I need to submit separate application forms?

You can apply for both advice and influencing grants, if your proposed work falls heavily on the advice side, we recommend that you submit an advice & representation grant with details of your proposed influencing work included and the budget amount divided as best you can. This also works vice versa, if your proposed work falls more heavily on the influencing side, submit an influencing grant with included details of advice work and budget.

However, if you feel you are applying for wholly separate advice and influencing work you can submit two separate applications.

Before applying, please do read both the advice, and influencing application form guidance notes and contact us for an initial conversation where we can discuss how to best proceed with the application.

Can I apply for an advice grant if I am currently registered at OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) level 1?

The aim of the initiative is to fund at OISC Level 2 or above. We are, however, interested in talking to organisations who are further on their way to gaining level 2. An example of this could be an organisation who has an individual in post with exams that are scheduled to be taken. We will also entertain applications from organisations currently at Level 1 that are part of a collaborative application aiming to increase the number of advisors at specialist levels.

Can we post, fax or email you our funding proposal?

No. We only accept applications submitted via our online process.

I already have a grant from The Legal Education Foundation. Can I apply for funding from the Justice Together initiative?

Yes, we give  grants to organisations in the LEF portfolio.

How much can we apply for and what is the budget range?

Please apply for the amount you need to deliver the proposed work. We expect to fund salaries at a reasonable level, as well as supervision, direct costs and overheads. We anticipate making grants in the range of £90,000 – £300,000 for individual applications and £90,000 – £600,000 for multiple organisation partnerships/collaborations.

When will advice grants be available in my area?

Advice grants will become available in every English region and devolved nation over the first two years of the initiative. In the Spring 2021 round, applications were open in Scotland and the North East and North West of England. For the Autumn 2021 round, applications are open in London, Yorkshire and Humber, the South East of England and Northern Ireland. Please join our mailing list to find out when grants open in new areas.

What geographical boundaries are you using, for example, when grants are available in the North East?

We are following the government office regions for England. This map shows the counties and main cities.

Do you provide feedback on why our application was rejected?

Yes we do. If your application is rejected, the email will include the main reason(s) we were unable to support your work and guidance on how to get in touch for further feedback.