What the fund is for
European citizens currently living in the UK will need to apply for ‘settled status’ to secure their right to stay here once Britain has left the EU. The Transition Advice Fund (TAF) aims to ensure that people who are eligible can secure their right to settled status—particularly those who need help to navigate the process or who risk failing to secure the status.
We want to build the capacity of the voluntary sector to support people who need this sort of help, including: children and young people; carers; people with disability, long-term physical ill-health or mental health problems; people who have experienced domestic violence or trafficking; those with poor English language skills or who face digital exclusion; and people in care homes.
Who’s involved and how it works
The TAF is a pooled fund established by Unbound Philanthropy, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Barrow Cadbury Trust and the Legal Education Foundation, who bring their combined experience of the migration and legal education space. NPC manages the TAF day-to-day, bringing expertise in strategic philanthropy and policy-engaged funding. An advisory panel involving the founder funders and other experts sets the strategy and oversees grant-making decisions.
The TAF does not give money to individuals or to support individual cases.
If you are working on these issues or share our goals, we would love to explore the project further with you. Please contact TAF@thinkNPC.org
Key insights and commentary from the Transition Advice Fund
Ruth Gripper introduces a new strand to NPC's work and the new challenges of helping vulnerable EU citizens secure their settled status in the run up to Brexit.
Five key areas the Transition Advice Fund would like to see reflected in the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK Government and the EU.
Around 3.8m EU citizens currently live in the UK. To remain here post-Brexit, they will need to engage with the government’s migrant registration scheme. This research, commissioned by the Transition Advice Fund and carried out by Revealing Reality, explores how migrants feel about the process.
With the UK planning to leave the EU in March 2019, the Transition Advice Fund has commissioned a study of EU migrants across the UK to uncover attitudes towards Brexit and the capability of different people to navigate the application process for settled status. Project lead Ruth Gripper explains
Despite the ferocity and divisiveness of the debates elsewhere, the charity sector has been strangely passive on the topic of Brexit, argues Rob Abercrombie. Granted, there’s limited space to think about newer issues when times are already tough. But if the voluntary sector is only focused on the financial implications of Brexit, they'll miss both threats and opportunities related to their wider missions. Here he outlines three areas that need more attention.