Grants of up to £5,000 are available to law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureau, charities, etc in London and the South East of England that provide free legal advice services. The funding is being made available through the London Legal Support Trust, which is an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services. In particular, the Trust is looking to support new pro bono surgeries; pro bono surgeries that need time to regain sustainability; one-off capital costs, particularly associated with capacity building or improving sustainability (i.e. reducing costs, increasing efficiency through new systems, technology or moving/altering premises); and the development of legal advice agencies where none currently exist. Due to the effects of COVID19 on the services of specialist legal advice centres the Trust will only provide funds at this time to maintain agencies that are in severe difficulties for the rest of the year. The closing date for applications is the 21st June 2020. Click here