Community Law Service wishes to express sincere thanks to our funders, without whom we could not deliver the services that we do.  Although funded by these organisations, Community Law Service remains completely confidential and independent.

Funding from West Northamptonshire council supports our core running costs and funds specialist advice and casework in relation to benefits and debt.
North Northamptonshire Council fund advisors to deliver specialist benefit and debt advice and casework across the East Northamptonshire district.
The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions.  It’s aim is to help people – particularly those most in need – to improve their financial wellbeing and build a better, more confident future. As part of the East Midlands Money Advice partnership, CLS utilises MaPS funding to deliver specialist debt advice and casework across Northamptonshire.
Our contract with the Legal Aid Agency funds us to deliver Housing Advice and court representation to people facing eviction or repossession.  It also funds the Charity to provide wider advice in relation to benefit and debt problems where these are impacting someone’s ability to pay for their home.
The British Gas Energy Trust (BGET) is an independent Charitable Trust established in 2004. Their mission is to alleviate the detrimental impact of poverty, with a focus on fuel poverty.  BGET also fund frontline advice services in local communities providing free advice on benefits, debt and energy efficiency advice.  BGET fund Community Law Service advisors working across Northamptonshire advising individuals who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Northamptonshire Carers Association is a registered charity which offers comprehensive support to carers.  Funding from them allows us to send an adviser to their Northampton Carers Support Group each month.
Nationwide Building Society launched their community grants programme in 2017 to bring people together to find local solutions to the housing crisis and give hope for the future.  Community Law Service was pleased to receive funding to help fund support to our housing advice team.
The Community Justice Fund is a joint initiative to help specialist social welfare legal advice organisations, like Community Law Service, cope with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and help with longer-term renewal.  Community Law Service is very grateful to have received funding towards the organisation’s running costs.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation is a charity dedicated to funding community-based action which improves the lives of our county’s most disadvantaged people and communities.  Their funding has allowed much needed investment in IT and essential staff training to look after the wellbeing of Community Law Service’s dedicated staff who work very hard, under tremendous pressure.  NCF also fund some of the costs related to staffing our telephones.
The ATJF’s Improving Outcomes Through Legal Advice funds work being done in Food Larders across West Northamptonshire, allowing Community Law Service to provide specialist benefit and debt advice to larder members.
Funding from the Justice Together Initiative has helped to form a network of immigration advice providers across the East Midlands to deliver free immigration advice and to work together to build capacity in the advice sector and upskill trainee immigration advisors.
Community Law Service has an advisor working from the foodbank to provide specialist advice and casework to guests of the foodbank who are experiencing financial hardship.
A B Charitable Trust promotes human dignity and defends the human rights of marginalised and excluded people.  A core costs grant supports the organisation’s overheads.

Community Law Service is also grateful to our other funders, supporters and partners for their support.


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01933 313020





01933 313020