Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland
The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants (SLF) aims to confront “injustices and inconsistencies in law and practice that disadvantage or discriminate against vulnerable young migrants as a result of their migration status”. They do this by providing funds to organisations that undertake pre-litigation research, or make third party interventions to ensure that the key legal points are made in existing cases. The SLF is an initiative of Trust for London, in partnership with Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and MigrationWork CIC and previously only made grants to English organisations. However, when SLF consulted on an extension of the fund earlier this year, it was suggested that GRAMNet could be useful in promoting the SLF in Scotland. They have now confirmed that SLF is open to applications also from Scotland and Northern Ireland. So great news for Scotland and GRAMNet! Note that the next deadline for applications is 2nd September 2013. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their ideas with Associate and SLF Project Manager Frances Smith in advance of making an application. To read more about the SLF, have a look at their e-bulletin and sign up to receive future issues here.