Since our launch in January 2013 we have granted a total of £15 million to more than 270 different projects and organisations throughout the UK. From training barristers to manage vulnerable witnesses to teaching primary school students about their rights, the aim is to find innovative projects that can change our citizens’ understanding and access to our legal system.

The Foundation supports all areas of legal education where this advances the following objectives:

  1. To increase public understanding of the law and the capability to use it
  2. To advance high quality thinking, training and practice in legal education and legal services so as to ensure legal needs are met
  3. To increase access to employment in the legal profession and, in particular, to advance social mobility and diversity

Three further objectives underpin those above and will be integral to taking each of them forward:

  1. To develop a robust evidence base of needs in each of the areas above and of effective ways of meeting these needs.
  2. To understand the role that technology can play in achieving each of these objectives.
  3. To explore the implications of the vote for Brexit for the areas covered by our strategic objectives.

Further details of the Foundation’s objectives can be found here.

Information about the projects we have funded can be viewed by selecting from the menu on the left.

Grants can be found grouped by Foundation Objective, Grantee or Date of award. Alternatively use the search function to find grantees and grants of interest.

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