Our Funders

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK both now and in the future. We do this by funding the charitable work of organisations that are building an inclusive, creative and sustainable society.

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation provides core funding for the work of the CLC (2019 – 2022) allowing us to employ a legal Content Editor and the development of the CLC website and child and young person friendly information on the law in Wales.

Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law (Swansea University)

The Hilary Rodham Clinton School of Law brings together the disciplines of Law and Criminology in a thriving academic environment, supported by staff with extensive real-world experience of working with government, the community and civil society on global challenges for society. The School provides arrange of programmes , from undergraduate to PhD level. The School works hard to boost our students’ employment prospects with experiential learning opportunities, such as working with the CLC and our Law Clinic.

The School supports the CLC in a multitude of ways including providing office facilities and work spaces for our various student-led activities, staffing, management and resources.

The CLC received ‘Greatest Need’ Funding from Swansea University to improve the accessibility of our website in 2020.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is an independent funder working to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.

The CLC received seed corn funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in 2016. This was the first substantial support from an external funder. It allowed is to establish the CLC.

Legal Education Foundation

The Legal Education Foundation (LEF) is a grant-making foundation using legal education to build a society that fosters the principles of justice and fairness.

LEF provided the CLC with a grant in 2018 to develop the website specification. The LEF also supports the employment of our ‘Justice First Fellow’ for two years from January 2020. Our Fellow is a trainee solicitor who focusses on promoting access to justice for children. The Fellow works closely with local partner solicitors.

Legal Education Research Network

The Legal Education Research Network (LERN) is a community of scholars concerned to promote, support and inform all aspects of legal education research.

The CLC received research funding from LERN in 2017 to consider the availability of Public Legal Education for children and young people in Wales.

Swansea and District Law Society

The Swansea and District Law Society is an active society holding regular meetings, social and training events for solicitors residing or practising in and around the Swansea area.

The Society made a donation to the CLC in 2017.

Funky Dragon

Funky Dragon was the Children and Young People’s Assembly for Wales until 2014. It was a peer-led organisation that provided opportunities for young people up to the age of 25 to have their voices heard on issues that affected them.

Funky Dragon, which became known as the Campaign for the Youth Assembly for Wales, made a donation to the CLC in 2019.