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 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.
The TAF only funds organisations supporting EU migrants post Brexit.
Call for applications
The Transition Advice Fund is inviting applications for funding for work focused on children’s needs through the EU settlement scheme. There are 900,000 children living in the UK whose parents are EU nationals and research by the Migration Observatory highlighted barriers children may face to securing their status, including lack of awareness and confusion about eligibility. We are seeking applications focusing on policy, public affairs and strategy work at this stage, rather than service design, delivery, or pure research. More information can be found here.
Concept notes of no more than 2 pages should be sent to taf@thinkNPC.org by 9am on Thursday 14th June, with Children – call for applications as the subject line.
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