Improving Lives Through Advice (ILTA) programme

Improving Lives Through Advice is supported by £30 million from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest community funder in the UK, to provide access to specialist social welfare legal advice. Thanks to National Lottery players, the funding will enable approximately 75 expert organisations to support some of the most marginalised communities in England – including people with disabilities, women fleeing abuse and families facing eviction.

Improving Lives Through Advice (ILTA) is a new five-year funding programme delivered by the Access to Justice Foundation with support from the Community Justice Fund. It is designed to support the delivery of free legal advice to marginalised people and communities across England. The programme will open in 2023 with two funding rounds and grants launching in 2024.

ILTA will provide multi-year core costs grants to charities based in England only. (funding for organisations, NOT projects)

The Expressions of Interest (EOI) stage will open on the 7 August 2023 and close on 15 September 2023 at 4pm.


The aim is to improve access to high quality specialist advice for the people who need it most. We will make multi -year core cost grants to organisations who can help us achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Advice to people from marginalised communities is sustained and improved.
  2. More people from marginalised communities are empowered to identify, understand and resolve their legal problems.
  3. Organisations have more capacity to engage in influencing, partnerships and fundraising work, which helps them meet the needs of their communities.
  4. Organisations are better able to demonstrate the difference they make to people’s lives.

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