Strategic Legal Fund

ILPA is responsible for managing the Strategic Legal Fund which awards grands to support pre-litigation research and interventions in areas that could benefit young migrants.

We have identified strategic legal work as a key means of achieving change and promoting a just and equitable immigration, asylum and nationality law practice. Hosting the Strategic Legal Fund provides ILPA with the opportunity to become aware of innovative strategies for promoting the rights of young migrants at the earliest possible stage, to support and shape this work and to explain, and disseminate information about, victories won. The fund reaches beyond immigration to all areas of law touched by immigration status, often components of the ‘hostile environment’ with which young migrants must contend.

Covid -19 update

As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, the SLF is currently not running regular funding rounds. Please note that we still accept out-of-rounds funding proposals where the urgency can be demonstrated.

We expect the SLF to be back up and running from September onwards when it will also be expanding its eligibility criteria. Please bear with us in the meantime.

All current grants are being managed in-house by ILPA. If you have any questions, please email

Strategic Legal Fund finance assistant Emmanuel Benedetti, contact him on

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