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Legal Support Project: housing and social security discrimination

This scheme is now closed to applicants.

The Legal Support Project provides advice and funding to help individuals who have experienced discrimination to pursue legal claims.

We are now accepting applications for funding for cases that involve discrimination in housing or social security law.

This is different from most of the legal work we do as the focus is access to justice for individuals, rather than strategic cases that will have a wider effect.

Applications from solicitors and specialist advice centres only

We are accepting applications from solicitors (both in private practice and the not-for-profit sector) and specialist advice centres only. Applications must be for housing or social security matters where there is a potential breach of part 3 of the Equality Act 2010.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications directly from members of the public. If you are an individual seeking advice on discrimination, please contact the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS).

The housing and social security project follows on from our disability pilot project, which was launched in January 2017, and our education project, which was launched in September 2017 and continues to accept applications.

Find out more about the Legal Support Project.

Have you experienced discrimination in education? Find out more about support available through the Legal Support Project: discrimination in education.

Last updated: 09 Jul 2018