Our 2023 Host recruitment round is now open. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 21 February 2023.

Over the course of eight years, we have hosted Fellowships in more than 70 organisations in all four nations of the UK. Our Hosts have included organisations like Clan Childlaw, Public Law Project, Just for Kids Law and Law Centre NI. As we move towards our tenth year of awarding Fellowships, we want to increase the spread and diversity of our Host organisations even further.

The Justice First Fellowship (JFF) scheme sits under our ‘Stronger Sector’ grant programme which is aimed at developing and sustaining a thriving social justice sector. The guidelines for the programme have recently been revised to reflect our wider charitable objectives.

Alongside our ‘Become a Host’ guidance, please see our new ‘Stronger Sector’ guidelines below:

We believe that a strong civil society is essential to achieve our vision of a just and fair society. This grants programme offers flexible funding for organisations using the law to promote social justice. That may be through offering legal advice or training but it may also be through charitable campaigning to protect, promote or develop the law to meet the needs of communities. We are especially interested in how the law can be used to build power in communities that have been historically oppressed.

In shortlisting, we will prioritise organisations with key qualities that we value. Particularly, for our JFF scheme, it is important that you are a registered training provider with your relevant legal regulatory body.

Through our JFF scheme, we can fund:

    1. Staff costs
    2. Direct costs such as travel, subsistence or events
    3. Overheads (we encourage organisations to include a reasonable overhead contribution)
    4. Small capital items such as IT equipment
    5. Training costs and examination costs (only the PSC or those mandatory for SQE2)

In delivering these activities, we welcome collaborations between organisations who are seeking to work in partnership to host a Fellow.

We are also interested in the outcomes you would like to achieve and how you intend on getting there.

You can also read our criterion on how we prioritise applications and eligibility and exclusions from our grant more widely.

We hope these guidelines give you a better understanding of the context in which our grants are made and whether your organisation could be a suitable environment to host one of our Fellows. You can also get more of a sense of the Fellowship through this short film from our recent JFF residential.

If you are interested in applying to become one of our Hosts, we would encourage you to get in touch and discuss your potential application beforehand. Please fill out our Contact Us form to arrange a time to speak to one of our grants team.

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