An Essential Tool

Research is an essential tool- it helps us to understand the areas of greatest need under each of our strategic objectives, and assists in identifying effective approaches to meeting this need.

Committed to Learning

We are committed to learning through our grantmaking, and seek to do this through commissioning external evaluations of TLEF funded projects, helping grantees to develop their own internal evaluation strategies and encouraging all grant recipients to reflect on what they have learned through the design and delivery of their TLEF funded project.

About this Resource

This section of the website is intended to act as a resource for existing grantees, organisations who are considering applying to us for funding for a project and the wider sector interested in issues related to our strategic objectives.



This section brings together a selection of research that can be filtered by our Strategic Objectives and by our three themes: The implications of Brexit, The role of legal advice in health and The online court.

Blog Posts


As a Foundation, we are committed to learning through our grantmaking. We do this in a variety of ways: from commissioning external evaluations of TLEF funded projects to helping organisations to develop their own evaluation processes and systems.

Blog Posts

Developing a Theory of Change

Charitable foundations and other funders are increasingly encouraging prospective applicants to produce “Theory of Change” documents for the projects they are seeking […]

Developing a Theory of Change

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