18 November 2015
FLAC is pleased to announce a new Public Interest Law Support Fund (the Fund) intended:
For the purposes of the Fund, public interest law is defined as a way of working with the law for the advancement and protection of human rights for the benefit of marginalised and disadvantaged people. The Fund will specifically focus on – but is not limited to – issues related to immigration, housing and homelessness, refugee law, vulnerable children and young people, access to civil legal aid, social welfare law, debt and credit law, Travellers, and general access to systems for a fair outcome.
The Public Interest Litigation Disbursements Grant is open to private law firms seeking financial assistance to support the cost of disbursements and outlay in public interest litigation. The grant may be used to cover a range of expenses such as expert reports, court fees, and witness costs.
In order to apply, a law firm must show:
Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis from November 2015. The total size of the Public Interest Litigation Disbursements Grant in 2015 is €10,000.
For further information, and to request an application form, please contact Rachel Power at firstname.lastname@example.org.