This report identifies key lessons from the first two years of a strategic partnership between the Public Law Project (PLP) and the Lankelly Chase Foundation. Established in 2017, the aim of the partnership is to bring PLP’s legal expertise to bear in support of the systems-change strategies of a group of Lankelly Chase’s partner organisations. Lankelly Chase supports frontline civil society organisations that address how disadvantage clusters and accumulates and work on issues such as homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, violence, abuse and chronic poverty. The new partnership focuses on how small NGOs understand and use public law and how an organisation with legal expertise can work with these groups and funders to successfully improve the unfair systems that produce and perpetuate disadvantage.

Supporting System Changers