Justice Together

Issue:
Migration
 • 
Advice
 • 
Location:
UK-wide
Type:
Existing collaboration

Aims and activities

Aims and questions

Justice Together is a funder collaboration launched in 2020 with a decade-long vision to ensure that people who use the UK immigration system can access justice fairly and equally.

It aims to build a collaborative partnership that will combine lived and learned experience, frontline evidence and influencing to work towards achieving the following outcomes:

  • A fair, timely and accessible immigration system.
  • A more sustainably resourced immigration advice and legal system.
  • A more accessible, sustainable, collaborative, and co-ordinated sector to strengthen and increase access to immigration advice and legal provision.

The essence of the initiative is partnership and collaboration, with lived experience of the immigration system at its heart

How to get involved

Justice Together is open to new funders joining the initiative. Interested funders can get in touch using the enquiry form on the collaboration's website.

March 2022 update - in response to the current and anticipated legal advice needs of Ukrainians, Justice Together is seeking additional emergency funding to do the following:

A programme of funding to build the capacity of organisations delivering immigration legal advice and representation to ensure that assistance to Ukrainian nationals is possible and builds on existing capacity.

• To look beyond the immediate need and build an infrastructure for legal advice that can be in place for the long term, with a commitment to build capacity responsibly over 1 – 3 years.

• Funding for influencing work that links immediate emergency asks with ongoing longer-term asks around improving the immigration system and access to legal advice.

• Ensure that advice and representation work is linked to local and national influencing and there are clear connections and opportunities for sharing experiences and evidence.

• Commitment to funding organisations that are led by people who have lived experience of the immigration system, and supporting organisations to become more anti-racist.

• Fund well-being support for individuals delivering frontline advice.

• Regular convening events for grantee partners through our community of impact to share learnings and for funders to understand the needs and activities and coordinate responses.

In order to build useful additional capacity through existing grant partners and new grantee partners across the whole of the UK that have been identified through our fieldwork, we estimate an additional £2 million in total would be needed. Any funders who wish to discuss this, please contact Hazel Williams, Head of the Justice Together Initiative.

Who's involved

A list of contributing funders is available on the Justice Together website.

Learning and Resources

The initiative is committed not only to learning internally, but to convening organisations and funders to ensure learning and research is shared amongst grants partners and the wider sector. Research commissioned by the collaboration and other related resources are available here.

March 2022: Justice Together has produced a short briefing paper on the legal advice needs of Ukrainians in the current circumstances and a proposed funder response.


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