The Legal Support Project provides advice and funding to help individuals who have experienced discrimination to pursue legal claims where they might not otherwise be able to access legal support.
The aim of this project is to:
? increase access to justice for individuals who have experienced discrimination in education; and
? gather information about issues where students face discrimination in educational institutions in order to undertake enforcement action or policy work where appropriate.
Legal representatives or advisors can apply for funding or assistance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on behalf of individuals.
The project is intended for cases which:
? relate to discrimination in schools, further and higher education providers or general qualification bodies; and
? relate to discrimination on the grounds of age; disability (including physical disabilities, mental health, learning difficulties and special educational needs); gender reassignment; marriage or civil partnership status; pregnancy or maternity; race (including colour, nationality or ethnic origins); religion or belief; sex/gender; or sexual orientation.
If you are a legal representative or individual and would like to discuss the scheme or to request assistance, please contact email@example.com or call 0161 829 8140.
If you want to talk about a case in Scotland, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 228 5951.
THIS FUNDING IS TIME LIMITED AND FINSIHES AT THE END OF AUGUST 2018