The Community Justice Fund

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Aims and activities

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Aims and activities

The Community Justice Fund (CJF) was a joint initiative focused on supporting the provision of specialist social welfare legal advice across the UK. It operated from 2020 to 2024. Its legacy is the Improving Lives Through Advice programme, which is delivered by The Access to Justice Foundation.

Originally set up in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the CJF raised £17.3m and made 420 grants to advice-giving charities all across the UK.

The CJF was a collaborative funding initiative which provided a vehicle to bring together funders to support the sector in mitigating the impact of the pandemic and subsequent cost of living crisis.

How to get involved

To find out more, please contact Clare Carter at the Access to Justice Foundation.

Who's involved

Who was involved

Who was involved

The Community Justice Fund was a joint initiative between the advice sector and a group of independent funders. It was hosted by The Access to Justice Foundation. A list of partners who were involved is provided here.

Learning and Resources

A summary of evidence and learning from the fund is provided on the Access to Justice Foundation's website.

In August 2022, the Access to Justice Foundation published a report using data from 360Giving to map legal advice funding. This includes an analysis of 'who funds with who' across both the Community Justice Fund and Justice Together (another funder collaboration focused on immigration advice).

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