About us Funding Funding The work we do is only possible because of the support we receive from a wide range of partners and supporters. Donate/Support Us Through grants, contracts for services, donations and in-kind (pro bono) support we offer our services free of charge. We prioritise people who would otherwise be unable to access legal advice and support. For full details of our source of income see our annual accounts. Our main sources of income are: Legal Aid Agency contracts in Housing and Debt, Asylum, Community Care, Public Law and Family Law. For more information see individual service pages: Coventry Birmingham Coventry City Council grant provided under their support to Advice Services in the city funds our core costs in Coventry. This enables us to undertake legal casework and one-off advice not funded by legal aid (including Welfare Benefits appeals, Immigration and Employment cases) and to use our legal expertise to support other organisations in the city who work with vulnerable people. Central Government or European Union funded partnership projects i.e. MiFriendly Cities, a project to support the integration of migrants in the west midlands region. Contracts to provide services to the customers or service users of other organisations Whitefriars Housing, Anchor Medical Centre, SIFA Fireside and Hodge Hill Hub. Grant funding from trust funds and foundations to deliver projects providing legal advice and legal education in the community and capacity building for partner organisations. The Oak Foundation, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, The Legal Education Foundation, The Baring Foundation, Barrow Cadbury, Comic Relief, Big Lottery, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and The Smallwood Trust. Local universities: Coventry University, Birmingham City University and The University of Warwick partnering with us to train and supervise students. They undertake practical placements and increase our capacity to deliver one off advice. The private sector i.e. Microsoft and Coventry Building Society, along with donations from commercial legal firms. In-kind or pro bono help including time given to us by our committed volunteers.