The Legal community across the nation were due to start raising funds during the spring Legal Walks this month. The Access to Justice Foundation hope for the Legal Walks 2020 programme to make a return this Autumn. However, as they continue to monitor government advice around social distancing, they will provide you with updates as soon as possible.
In the meantime, you can act now and protect our crucial free legal advice sector through the COVID-19 crisis.
The Access to Justice Foundation and the London Legal Support Trust have launched the Emergency Advice Appeal. The appeal will support the Community Justice Fund which is now live and application process is now open.
The fund was created in partnership with leading social justice organisations, who stressed the need for urgent, decisive action and maximum flexibility in how funding can be used.
Funders include the Access to Justice Foundation, Therium Access, Legal Education Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, AB Charitable Trust and Indigo Trust plus contributions from Law Society, Linklaters, Allen and Overy and London Legal Support Trust. The Community Justice Fund will be hosted by the Access to Justice Foundation and opens with over £5m, including contributions from Ministry of Justice.
With great thanks to all who have donated, the appeal has raised over £370,000! There is still time to donate and make an impact on access to justice.
Many specialist advice agencies will close over the next 6 months with risk of permanent closure unless they receive immediate extra support. Any donation you make to the Emergency Advice Appeal will be doubled and enable more advice services to continue to help the people most in need.
TO DONATE PLEASE VISIT OUR APPEAL PAGE https://atjf.org.uk/donate/emergencyappeal
If you have any questions about giving or how you could support further please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.