Citizenship and Integration Initiative: call for applications

We are seeking expressions of interest to pilot legal advice in an educational context. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on May 16.

The Citizenship and Integration Initiative (CII) brings together funding from independent foundations to work closely with the Mayor of London to advance shared goals on social integration. One of these goals is "Young Londoners": supporting young Londoners to secure their legal rights to residence.

We are seeking expressions of interest from civil society organisations (as the lead organisation) in partnership with other relevant organisations to pilot the most effective provision of support (legal and otherwise) to children with irregular status (and their families), delivered in partnership with a primary school.The ambition of this pilot is to test, through educational settings for 5-11 year olds, ways in which:

  • Young Londoners’ awareness of their legal rights to residence and citizenship can be increased
  • The conditions in which more children and young people are able to secure their residence/citizenship are facilitated.
A total budget of £140,000 is available for the pilot, inclusive of all VAT and costs. For the lead organisation selected at Stage 1, up to £20,000 of the total budget can be requested towards the costs of developing the partnership and the full proposal in Stage 2. We expect that the pilot will run for 18-24 months.

Download the info pack below for an overview of the Citizenship and Integration Initiative; a summary of the issues we are seeking to address; the parameters of the pilot we are seeking to fund; and details on how to apply and timescales for decisions. 

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