We are super pleased to be able to tell you that we have won a £1,000 Movement for Good award, thanks to nominations from you guys! If you will excuse the pun, this is grand news!

The project is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer. This is much needed funding at at time when we are reliant on individual donations, but when it’s also really tough for people to spare funds.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. 13,695 charities were nominated by an amazing 253,879 members of the public.

We will use these funds to keep on doing what we do, in particular to ensure we can keep on with our Family Court Reporting Watch Project. Now more than ever, when decisions about families are being made and shared via screens and phone lines, we think it’s really important we keep talking about what is happening in family courts.

How you can support TP

If you value what The Transparency Project do there are a number of ways you can support us :

If you are fortunate enough to be able to do so, we welcome further donations, no matter how small. You can donate through our Just Giving page.

If you can’t afford to donate, please just spread the word about what we do by sharing and liking our posts on social media through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (and occasionally Instagram) – and by sharing our weekly email updates with your friends and colleagues.

If you are a lawyer, do please consider trying your hand at legal blogging, which you can now try from the comfort of your home! Take a look at Alice’s recent post about her experience here. We haven’t had it confirmed yet but anticipate that the pilot under PD36J will be extended from its current lapse date of 30 June so we can carry on trying to observe remote hearings.

If you don’t fancy legal blogging a hearing, you can always write up a case or alert us to interesting cases or dubious headlines you spot that you think we need to tackle.

We have a small favour to ask! 

The Transparency Project is a registered charity in England & Wales run largely by volunteers who also have full-time jobs. We’re working hard to secure extra funding so that we can keep making family justice clearer for all who use the court and work within it.

Our legal bloggers take time out at their own expense to attend courts and to write up hearings.

We’d be really grateful if you were able to help us by making a small one-off (or regular!) donation through our Just Giving page.

Thanks for reading!

Feature pic : party hats by Holly Occhipinti on Flickr – creative commons – thanks!