1. Application to COIC's Pupillage Matched Funding Scheme (2020-21 and 2021-22 pupillages)

COIC welcomes applications for matched funding for 2020-21 and 2021-22 pupillages.

The COIC Pupillage Matched Funded Scheme (PMF) helps provide additional pupillages in Chambers, and other approved training organisations, predominantly engaged in legally aided work. Encouragingly, a growing number of Chambers are applying for COIC matched funded grants. COIC is set to support 36 pupillages in 2019. This is an impressive improvement on the scheme’s first year of operation in 2014, when it supported 14 pupillages.

How the scheme works
It is a prerequisite of the scheme that chambers understand that matched funded pupillages are in addition to those they would have offered in any event. COIC match pupillage funding already provided by chambers with a total grant of £9,000 for 2020-21 London pupillages and £7,700 for 2020-21 out of London pupillages and, £9,450 for 2021-22 London pupillages and £8,050 for 2021-22 out of London pupillages, to fund the first six months of a second pupillage. Chambers are responsible for ensuring that the total pupillage award meets the BSB’s minimum award for the year in question.

How to apply
Applications to match fund 2020-21 and 2021-22 pupillages are invited between 2 September and 21 October 2019. Decisions will be communicated during the week commencing 4 November 2019. Online applications can be made at www.coic.org.uk/pupillage-matched-funding.

To find out more please email Samantha Anderson, COIC Secretary: sanderson@coic.org.uk