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AdviceUK secures support from Propel funding collaboration

BY Dal Warburton | April 25, 2023

AdviceUK is delighted to announce that it has successfully secured three years of funding from London Legal Support Trust to work with London’s minority ethnic and migrant communities, AdviceUK members, and those resourcing them. Together we will co-design Workforce Pathways that understand and improve the experiences of people as they start working or volunteering in the advice sector and progressing their careers.

Grant funding totalling £600,000 will be used to develop workforce pathways for different advice sector roles, including entry level volunteering, adviser progression and people moving into management and leadership. We will also explore different models of owning and delivering these pathways, for example, achieving scale through networks of place or communities served. Vocational qualifications and targeted training in areas such as supervision and in-house training delivery will all help ensure a healthy and robust advice sector that improves people’s lives.

As a result of this funding, the ‘Skilling Up For Justice’ project is now active and taking applications.

Find out more about Skilling up for Justice Project

Propel Funding

Chilli Reid, Executive Director at AdviceUK says “This PROPEL funding is extremely welcome and means AdviceUK will be able to support our members to develop and retain their staff in the long- term and make individuals and communities stronger in the future. Whilst the project is London-focused, its legacy will be tried and tested workforce pathways that support minority ethnic and migrant communities to start and progress their careers in independent advice services across the UK.”

London Legal Support Trust’s funding is part of Propel – a unique funding collaboration that aims to give the capital’s civil society organisations the flexibility and capacity to make long-term, systemic change. The collaboration is powered by London Funders  and is being supported by a growing list of funders, including Bloomberg, City Bridge Trust (the City of London Corporation’s charity funder), the National Lottery Community Fund, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and other major advice funders, such as Trust for London.


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