Wave Two – Next steps and plans

We appreciate that the impact of Covid-19 on the specialist legal advice sector is significant and ongoing. As we shift our thinking to wave two, we appreciate resources are still urgently needed to sustain and strengthen front line social welfare law advice agencies to enable them to respond to the crisis. At the same time, together with frontline agencies, advice sector umbrella bodies and other allies we are taking forward work on a longer-term collective ambition to strengthen the role of the law and legal rights in building a fair and equal society. We want the law and legal tools to be in the hands of communities so as to safeguard rights and to increase their power to secure change.

We will take forward planning for wave two which we hope to launch in early 2021. Details will be shared here as they are finalised.

We are actively fundraising for this programme, while recognising the fundraising climate has never been more challenging. For that reason it is not possible for us to provide more details at this stage. We will be hosting a series of virtual meetings with interested applicants towards the end of the year.

We are interested to hear from you if you have any thoughts on what our priorities should be for wave two. Please email Clare Carter at clarecarter@atjf.org.uk with any feedback and our steering group will consider it.