Access to Justice Foundation

Access to Justice Foundation

At a glance


  • Counselling / advice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Voluntary sector support

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National - Britain


We believe everyone should have access to justice, yet two thirds of the UK population don’t know how to get legal advice and most of those can’t afford it. A lack of access to justice leads to issues of poverty, homelessness, ill health, unemployment and many other social and personal difficulties.

We increase access to the legal system through strategic grant making to and support of the free legal advice sector. In 2021 we made grants of £6.4m to legal advice organisations supporting vulnerable people.


The Access to Justice Foundation is the only national charity solely focused on providing funding and support for access to legal advice and representation. We raise funds and distribute them strategically to free legal advice agencies that make the most difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

The organisations we support work tirelessly to help the most vulnerable in society. Some examples of the work we fund are:

  • Keeping family breadwinners in employment through challenging unlawful discrimination;
  • Preventing young families from being made homeless;
  • Supporting disabled people to avoid poverty by achieving a basic level of income;
  • Helping victims of sexual violence and torture to rebuild their lives.

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