We are pleased to announce that the Baring Foundation through their Strengthening Civil Society programme has awarded eight new grants, one of which has been awarded to the Public Interest Law Centre.
The funding round is intended to support the work of expert legal organisations, who work or want to develop further as ‘hubs’ for legal action.
Along with seven other organisations we will be provided with £100,000 over a three year period to develop our strategic litigation to assist victims of domestic violence. Our work intends to defend, enforce and promote the housing rights of Domestic Violence survivors through free legal representation, capacity-strengthening of the voluntary sector and strategic litigation.
In total eighty two expressions of interest were received by the Baring Foundation, and so we are thrilled to be an organisation acknowledged for our work in this field, and recognising our joint work with Solace Women’s Aid.
Helen Mowatt solicitor at the Public Interest Law Centre said:
“We are thrilled to receive this funding. It acknowledges the case work and litigation we already provide to many victims of domestic violence. This will allow us to expand our legal action and strategic litigation in this area, and we thanks the baring Foundation for this award.”
We are also thrilled that our colleagues in Scotland from Just Rights have also secured a grant to set up the Scottish Public Interest Law Centre. Imitation is the best form of flattery