Grants to Tackle Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System in North of England

Funding to promote effective use of law and human rights-based approaches in civil society.

The Baring Foundation has announced another round of its Tackling Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) stream, which sits within the Strengthening Civil Society programme.

Grants of up to £50,000 over 18 months are available to registered charities (or charities exempt or excepted from registration) or other not-for-profit entities with an income of less than £1 million per year.

Applications are open to organisations in the North of England, meaning North-East, North-West and Yorkshire and the Humber.

The funding is for work which engages with all aspects of the criminal justice system: policing, courts (including the Crown Prosecution Service), prisons, and the probation service. Consideration will also be given to applications which seek to address discrimination and disadvantage arising as a result of contact with the criminal justice system.

Examples of the type of work that could be funded include (but are not limited to):

  • Undertaking legal research to gather evidence relating to practices in the CJS
  • Challenging governmental policy decisions and practice through Judicial Review
  • Training for people impacted by the CJS on their rights
  • Implementation activities for wins already achieved through legal action.

Applicants must be anti-racist organisations and already be undertaking legal action activities to address racial injustice in the CJS or be able to demonstrate pre-existing plans for doing so.

The deadline to arrange an eligibility phone-call is 13 April 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)