Funding is available to cover 6 partner organisations' engagement and capacity building costs. We provide £32k per organisation over 2 years.
We offer legal supervision, needs assessments, help registering with OISC, Level 1 & 2 training, CPD, and Community of Practice meetings.
Partners will commit to participating in the project to gain full benefit from the support. This includes engaging in 6-monthly monitoring and evaluation.
Access to justice within London communities is increased, enabling grassroots organisations and those who are led by people with lived experience of the immigration system to cultivate their own immigration advice skills.
Refugee Action’s Frontline Immigration Advice Project (FIAP) offers support, advice and training to enable organisations to provide quality legal advice to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. We know that many organisations face barriers to gaining and raising their levels of Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) registration. That's why we want to invest in organisations and provide wrap-around tailored support to give them the best chance to succeed, and to grow the capacity of the immigration advice sector.
Following on from the recruitment process in 2022, we are very pleased to share with you the list of 6 partners who have been offered spaces on the MJGL programme:
- Sufra NW London
- Harrow Association of Somali Voluntary Organisations (HASVO)
- Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS)
- Polish Migrants Organise for Change (POMOC)
- Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers (SDCAS)
Running until August 2024
The funding is available to cover the 6 partner organisations' engagement and capacity building costs, including:
Organisations must be:
This section covers the criteria that we will use to prioritise applications. Every single point does not need to be met by your project, but we will use this list to score your application.
We are looking for organisations who are (or would be as a result of this project / funding):
In prioritising applications, we will consider the balance across different areas of immigration law, OISC Levels, beneficiary groups and geographical locations.
We welcome applications from organisations that are led and/or informed by people with lived experience of the UK immigration system.
Successful partners would also commit to participating in the project to gain full benefit from the support that we are offering, including:
We are looking for immigration advice supervision partner(s) to provide OISC supervision and support to our 6 core MJGL partners.
We would like the successful candidate(s) to work with us to pilot an organisation-centred approach to strengthening the quality and complexity of the immigration advice provision of our 6 partners, increasing their OISC levels.
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Find out about how the Frontline Immigration Advice Project can support you