Organisations the TAF has funded

ILPA/The Open Rights Group

The Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) is a professional association the majority of whose members are lawyers and advisers practising immigration, asylum and nationality law. Open Rights Group (ORG) is a UK based digital campaigning organisation working to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online.

TAF funded a collaboration between ILPA and ORG with £9,000 over four months in 2018-19 for research and engagement work into the new cross-department data sharing system which will be introduced for the Settled Status process.

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The Migration Observatory

The Migration Observatory is a project based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford which provides research and analysis on migration issues in the UK to inform media, public and policy debates. A TAF grant of £25,248 in 2018 funded the Migration Observatory’s UnSettled Status report, which assessed which EU citizens are most at risk of missing out on Settled Status after Brexit.

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Phil Booth

Phil Booth is a campaigner with a track record in influencing government on data privacy issues. He currently coordinates medConfidential, which campaigns against government data sharing plans in the health and social care sector. TAF funding of£5,000 in 2018 supported Phil’s research into the automated data checks aspect of the EU settlement scheme application process. Phil’s research assessed the public statements of the government around the Settled Status programme against its legal obligations to EU citizens resident in the UK, and considered tests, questions and possible actions necessary as a consequence of findings.

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Revealing Reality

Revealing Reality is a multidisciplinary insight and innovation agency that works with clients across all sectors.  Funding of £49,260 in 2018 supported the TAF-commissioned qualitative research piece ‘Settled’ which undertook in depth, place-based research with EU communities in five locations around the UK. The research explored attitudes towards Brexit and the settlement scheme and barriers people may face navigating the application process.

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the3million

the3million is an EU citizen-led campaigning and advocacy group formed after the Brexit referendum in 2016 to protect the rights of EU citizens resident in the UK. The TAF has funded the3million with core grants totalling £149,800 in 2018 and 2019 to support its advocacy work in the UK and EU and to build its organisational capacity.

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British Future

British Future is an independent, nonpartisan thinktank seeking to involve people in an open conversation about identity, integration, migration and opportunity. The TAF awarded British Future £10,000 in 2018 to support research, convening and advocacy on the Settled Status scheme. British Future’s report, Getting it right from the start: Securing the future for EU citizens in the UK, was published in January 2019.

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The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society is a national children’s charity that works with the most vulnerable children and young people in Britain. TAF funded TSC with a grant of £71,740 over 12 months to support policy and public affairs coordination for the Refugee and Migrant Children’s Consortium.

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IMiX

IMiX (Integration and Migration Exchange) is an agency that works with partners to encourage a coherent and positive conversation around refugee and migration issues in the UK. The TAF awarded IMiX £77,671 over 12 months to do media and communications work on the Settled Status scheme. This includes producing simple and accessible awareness-raising materials and working with charities to identify and support potential media case studies and raise the profile of the scheme and its impact.

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The Institute for Government

The Institute for Government (IfG) is an independent think tank set up in 2008 that aims to improve the effectiveness of government in the UK. The TAF awarded IfG £5,000 to convene an expert roundtable on the role and remit of the future Independent Monitoring Authority, which will provide institutional oversight of the Settled Status scheme.

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Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is an immigration and human rights charity providing immigration, asylum, and nationality legal advice, and campaigning for improvements to immigration policy in the UK.

The TAF awarded JCWI £111,500 over two years for outreach, advocacy and coordination work on Settled Status.

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Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Coram CLC is a charity which exists to promote and protect the legal rights of children. Coram CLC does this through legal advice and representation, policy work, research and sector capacity building.

The TAF awarded Coram CLC a grant of £7,500 over three months in 2018-19 to assist children in the Pilot Beta 2 testing phase of the Settled Status scheme. The grant also enabled Coram CLC to analyse findings its findings from the pilot, published in a briefing note in March 2019.

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East European Resource Centre

The East European Resource Centre (EERC) is a charity that provides information, advice and support to people from Central and Eastern Europe. The TAF funded EERC with a grant of £10,000 over four months in 2018-19 for the scoping of a light-touch ‘umbrella’ model of advice training and quality assurance

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Here for Good Law

Here for Good Law is a charity set up in 2016 to provide EEA citizens and their families with free immigration advice and guidance post-Brexit. This includes a volunteer network of lawyers and immigration advisors to deliver legal advice to Settled Status applicants. A TAF grant of £33,000 over 12 months in 2018 funds a Volunteer Coordinator to lead expansion of the volunteer network.

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Public Law Project

PLP is a national legal charity which aims to improve public decision making and facilitate access to justice. A TAF grant of £48,500 over 12 months in 2019-20 will enable PLP to provide specialist second-tier support and coordination to organisations giving frontline advice on Settled Status, and to identify possible cases for strategic litigation.

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